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NAME

date - date and time

SYNOPSIS

date [ option ] [ seconds ]

DESCRIPTION

Print the date, in the format

Tue Aug 16 17:03:52 CDT 1977

The options are

-u

Report Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) rather than local time.

-n

Report the date as the number of seconds since the epoch, 00:00:00 GMT, January 1, 1970.

The conversion from Greenwich Mean Time to local time depends on the $timezone environment variable; see ctime(3).

If the optional argument seconds is present, it is used as the time to convert rather than the real time.

SOURCE

/src/cmd/date.c

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