Linux/Basic commands/date (Unix command)

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date command allows to print or set the system date and time.


Basic Examples[edit]

$ date -d now
Wed Aug 18 16:47:31 EDT 2019

$ date -d today
Wed Aug 18 16:47:32 EDT 2019

$ date -d yesterday
Tue Aug 17 16:47:33 EDT 2019

$ date -d tomorrow
Thu Aug 19 16:46:34 EDT 2019

$ date -d sunday
Sun Aug 22 00:00:00 EDT 2019

$ date -d last-sunday
Sun Aug 15 00:00:00 EDT 2019
Other valid date time strings include: last-week, next-week, last-month, next-month, last-year, and next-year.

$ date +%b
Aug 

$ date +%B
August


MacOS:
$ date +%F_-%T
2019-08-03_-09:14:54

Activities[edit]

  1. Read date man page: http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man1/date.1.html