harshal harshal - 3 days ago 5
Linux Question

How to get the current date and time in the terminal and set a custom command in terminal for it?

I have to check the time in linux terminal.

What is the command for getting date and time in Linux terminal ?

Is there any way in which we can set custom function ?

Answer

The command is date

To customise the output there are a myriad of options available, see date --help for a list.

For example, 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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