How can I get the current date and time in the terminal and set a custom command in the terminal for it?
I have to check the time in a Linux terminal.
What is the command for getting date and time in a Linux terminal?
Is there a way in which we can set a custom function?
The command is
To customise the output there are a myriad of options available, see
date --help for a list.
date '+%A %W %Y %X' gives
Tuesday 34 2013 08:04:22 which is the name of the day of the week, the week number, the year and the time.
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You can use
date to get time and date of a day:
[[email protected] ~]$date Tue Aug 27 15:01:27 CST 2013
hwclock would do:
[[email protected] ~]$hwclock Tue 27 Aug 2013 03:01:29 PM CST -0.516080 seconds
For customized output, you can either redirect the output of
date to something like
awk, or write your own program to do that.
Remember to put your own executable scripts/binary into your
PATH (e.g. /usr/bin) to make it invokable anywhere.