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Unix date tool

📅 2019-Jan-21 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 📚 Archive

date is the Unix tool to check both the date and the time from the shell in Linux, Cygwin and other Unix-like systems. There is no separate tool to show the time. date is part of the GNU Coreutils package.

$ date
Mon, Jan 21, 2019  8:42:23 AM
$ date -u
$ date -r foobar.txt