How to set the date in Linux

date in Linux

Setting the date in Linux can be done using the command line interface (CLI). The command to set the date and time in Linux is “date,” and it can be used with various options to set the date and time to a specific value.

To set the date and time in Linux, open a terminal window and enter the following command:

Set date in Linux

To set the date in Linux, you can use the date command. The basic syntax is:

date -s "YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS"

For example, to set the date to January 25th, 2021 at 2:30 PM, you would use the following command:

date -s "2021-01-25 14:30:00"

You can also use the timedatectl command to set the date. The basic syntax is:

sudo timedatectl set-time "YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS"

It’s important to note that you may need to use sudo it if you’re not logged in as the root user. Additionally, you may need to adjust the system clock’s timezone with timedatectl set-timezone a command before setting the date and time.