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date +FORMAT where FORMAT is a combination of %a locale's abbrev weekday name (Sun, Mon ...) %A locale's full weekday name (Sunday, Monday ...) %u day of the week (1..7, where 1=Monday) %m 2 digit month %d day of the month (01..31) %e day of the month, blank padded (1..31) %b locale's abbrev month name (Jan, Feb ...) %B locale's full month name (January, February ..) %C locale's century year (divide by 100 and truncate to integer 00-99) %g 2 digit year %G 4 digit year %I hour (01..12) %H hour (00..23) %M minute (00..59) %s seconds since epoch %S seconds (0..60) etc eg. for 01 Jan 2008:- date %d-%m-%G => 01-01-2008 date