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DATE(1)				 User Commands			       DATE(1)

       date - print or set the system date and time

       date [OPTION]... [+FORMAT]
       date [-u|--utc|--universal] [MMDDhhmm[[CC]YY][.ss]]

       Display the current time in the given FORMAT, or set the system date.

       Mandatory  arguments  to	 long  options are mandatory for short options

       -d, --date=STRING
	      display time described by STRING, not 'now'

       -f, --file=DATEFILE
	      like --date once for each line of DATEFILE

       -I[TIMESPEC], --iso-8601[=TIMESPEC]
	      output date/time in ISO 8601 format.  TIMESPEC='date'  for  date
	      only  (the  default), 'hours', 'minutes', 'seconds', or 'ns' for
	      date and time to the indicated precision.

       -r, --reference=FILE
	      display the last modification time of FILE

       -R, --rfc-2822
	      output date and time in RFC 2822 format.	Example: Mon,  07  Aug
	      2006 12:34:56 -0600

	      output date and time in RFC 3339 format.	TIMESPEC='date', 'sec-
	      onds', or 'ns' for date and time	to  the	 indicated  precision.
	      Date  and	 time  components  are	separated  by  a single space:
	      2006-08-07 12:34:56-06:00

       -s, --set=STRING
	      set time described by STRING

       -u, --utc, --universal
	      print or set Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

       --help display this help and exit

	      output version information and exit

       FORMAT controls the output.  Interpreted sequences are:

       %%     a literal %

       %a     locale's abbreviated weekday name (e.g., Sun)

       %A     locale's full weekday name (e.g., Sunday)

       %b     locale's abbreviated month name (e.g., Jan)

       %B     locale's full month name (e.g., January)

       %c     locale's date and time (e.g., Thu Mar  3 23:05:25 2005)

       %C     century; like %Y, except omit last two digits (e.g., 20)

       %d     day of month (e.g., 01)

       %D     date; same as %m/%d/%y

       %e     day of month, space padded; same as %_d

       %F     full date; same as %Y-%m-%d

       %g     last two digits of year of ISO week number (see %G)

       %G     year of ISO week number (see %V); normally useful only with %V

       %h     same as %b

       %H     hour (00..23)

       %I     hour (01..12)

       %j     day of year (001..366)

       %k     hour, space padded ( 0..23); same as %_H

       %l     hour, space padded ( 1..12); same as %_I

       %m     month (01..12)

       %M     minute (00..59)

       %n     a newline

       %N     nanoseconds (000000000..999999999)

       %p     locale's equivalent of either AM or PM; blank if not known

       %P     like %p, but lower case

       %r     locale's 12-hour clock time (e.g., 11:11:04 PM)

       %R     24-hour hour and minute; same as %H:%M

       %s     seconds since 1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC

       %S     second (00..60)

       %t     a tab

       %T     time; same as %H:%M:%S

       %u     day of week (1..7); 1 is Monday

       %U     week number of year, with Sunday as first day of week (00..53)

       %V     ISO week number, with Monday as first day of week (01..53)

       %w     day of week (0..6); 0 is Sunday

       %W     week number of year, with Monday as first day of week (00..53)

       %x     locale's date representation (e.g., 12/31/99)

       %X     locale's time representation (e.g., 23:13:48)

       %y     last two digits of year (00..99)

       %Y     year

       %z     +hhmm numeric time zone (e.g., -0400)

       %:z    +hh:mm numeric time zone (e.g., -04:00)

       %::z   +hh:mm:ss numeric time zone (e.g., -04:00:00)

       %:::z  numeric time zone with :	to  necessary  precision  (e.g.,  -04,

       %Z     alphabetic time zone abbreviation (e.g., EDT)

       By  default,  date  pads	 numeric  fields  with	zeroes.	 The following
       optional flags may follow '%':

       -      (hyphen) do not pad the field

       _      (underscore) pad with spaces

       0      (zero) pad with zeros

       ^      use upper case if possible

       #      use opposite case if possible

       After any flags comes an optional field width,  as  a  decimal  number;
       then an optional modifier, which is either E to use the locale's alter-
       nate representations if available, or O to use the  locale's  alternate
       numeric symbols if available.

       TZ     Specifies the timezone, unless overridden by command line param-
	      eters.  If neither is specified, the setting from /etc/localtime
	      is used.

       Convert seconds since the epoch (1970-01-01 UTC) to a date

	      $ date --date='@2147483647'

       Show the time on the west coast of the US (use tzselect(1) to find TZ)

	      $ TZ='America/Los_Angeles' date

       Show the local time for 9AM next Friday on the west coast of the US

	      $ date --date='TZ="America/Los_Angeles" 09:00 next Fri'

       GNU  coreutils  online  help:  <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report date translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

       The --date=STRING is a mostly free format human	readable  date	string
       such  as	 "Sun, 29 Feb 2004 16:21:42 -0800" or "2004-02-29 16:21:42" or
       even "next Thursday".  A date string may contain items indicating  cal-
       endar  date,  time of day, time zone, day of week, relative time, rela-
       tive date, and numbers.	An empty string indicates the beginning of the
       day.   The date string format is more complex than is easily documented
       here but is fully described in the info documentation.

       Written by David MacKenzie.

       Copyright (C) 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This  is	 free  software:  you  are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

       The full documentation for date is maintained as a Texinfo manual.   If
       the  info  and  date  programs are properly installed at your site, the

	      info coreutils 'date invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 8.22		 February 2016			       DATE(1)