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Usage: date [OPTION]… [+FORMAT]
or: 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 too.
-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
–rfc-3339=TIMESPEC output date and time in RFC 3339 format.
TIMESPEC=’date’, ‘seconds’, 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
–version 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, +05:30)
%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 alternate representations if available, or
O to use the locale’s alternate numeric symbols if available.

Examples:
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/>
Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/date>
or available locally via: info ‘(coreutils) date invocation’