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    Can some one tell me the correct to corrctly set the time on a Trustix
    server?
    I have tried date 1146, but it will not change the time. That is what
    I found on another site, actually a couple of sites. I also tried
    0502241146 and this did not work either.
    Thanks


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    suprtiger@excite.com wrote:
    > Can some one tell me the correct to corrctly set the time on a Trustix
    > server?


    Assuming that Trustix uses the Linux "coreutils" date(1), then the correct way
    is to use date(1) command to set the system time.

    > I have tried date 1146, but it will not change the time.


    Probably not.
    date 1146
    is not a properly formatted date command.

    > That is what
    > I found on another site, actually a couple of sites. I also tried
    > 0502241146 and this did not work either.


    I wouldn't expect
    date 0502231146
    to work either. It's still not a properly formatted date command.

    If you take a look at the date(1) manpage ("man 1 date"), you'll find that the
    short format to set the date and time is
    date MMDDhhmm
    as in
    date 02241146
    to set the system clock to 11:46 AM on February 24

    A longer form is
    date MMDDhhmm.ss
    as in
    date 02241146.22
    to set the system clock to 11:46:22 AM on February 24

    Even longer is
    date MMDDhhmmCCYY.ss
    as in
    date 022411462005.22
    to set the system clock to 11:46:22 AM on February 24, 2005

    Try one of these forms and see if it works for you.



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    > A longer form is
    > date MMDDhhmm.ss
    > as in
    > date 02241146.22
    > to set the system clock to 11:46:22 AM on February 24
    >
    > Even longer is
    > date MMDDhhmmCCYY.ss
    > as in
    > date 022411462005.22
    > to set the system clock to 11:46:22 AM on February 24, 2005
    >
    > Try one of these forms and see if it works for you.
    >
    >

    This has me curious, when you just type date, you get the current date
    and time etc.... but it also shows the time zone. How is this changed?

    Lynn



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    Lynn Morrison wrote:
    >>A longer form is
    >> date MMDDhhmm.ss
    >>as in
    >> date 02241146.22
    >>to set the system clock to 11:46:22 AM on February 24
    >>
    >>Even longer is
    >> date MMDDhhmmCCYY.ss
    >>as in
    >> date 022411462005.22
    >>to set the system clock to 11:46:22 AM on February 24, 2005
    >>
    >>Try one of these forms and see if it works for you.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > This has me curious, when you just type date, you get the current date
    > and time etc.... but it also shows the time zone. How is this changed?


    - From the TZ envvar, or from /usr/share/zoneinfo/localtime if the TZ envvar isn't
    set.

    I.e.
    lpitcher@merlin:~$ echo $TZ

    lpitcher@merlin:~$ date
    Thu Mar 24 11:29:50 EST 2005
    lpitcher@merlin:~$ export TZ=UTC
    lpitcher@merlin:~$ date
    Thu Mar 24 16:29:58 UTC 2005
    lpitcher@merlin:~$ export TZ=EST5EDT
    lpitcher@merlin:~$ date
    Thu Mar 24 11:30:09 EST 2005


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    Lew Pitcher
    IT Specialist, Enterprise Data Systems,
    Enterprise Technology Solutions, TD Bank Financial Group

    (Opinions expressed are my own, not my employers')
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