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DATE(1plan9) DATE(1plan9)


date - date and time


date [ option ] [ seconds ]


Print the date, in the format

Tue Aug 16 17:03:52 CDT 1977

The options are

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