How to Change Date and Time by Command Line on Linux
As a System Administrator is an important Keeping Date and Time up to date on your systems. Most of application running, getting server logs, accessing time, logging time to get accurate timing information to running properly. Also do you need to refer information based on time.
This post have few command to update date and time in your Linux system.
Show current date and timezone:
The date command is helpful to shows your current system time.
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Change Time Format:
In Linux, you can change the date and time format:
%Y - Year
%m - Moth
%d - Day
%H - Hour
%M - Minute
Update TimeZone (TZ)Environment Variable :
The following command is use to change TimeZone format, Use TZ variable format require to update.
We have few examples to update system time based on country based,
Asia/Kuala_Lumpur peninsular Malaysia
Asia/Kuching Sabah & Sarawak
How to set timezone to IST:
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How to set timezone to MYT:
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How to set timezone to PDT:
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Increase and Decrease Months, Weeks, Minutes.
The below commands are you can (+) increase or (-) decrease date or time by a number of days, weeks, months or years, and seconds,
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Hardware clock :
The hwclock command is get and display your hardware system time, date, year, month.
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