Updating Ubuntu Server Date And Time Using Terminal or Command
Update the Date and Time in Ubuntu Operating System using commands.
sudo date nnddhhmmyyyy.ss
- nn is a two digit month, between 01 to 12.
- dd is a two digit day, between 01 and 31, with the regular rules for days according to month and year applying.
- hh is two digit hour, using the 24-hour period so it is between 00 and 23.
- mm is two digit minute, between 00 and 59.
- yyyy is the year; it can be two digit or four digit: your choice. I prefer to use four digit years whenever I can for better clarity and less confusion.
- ss is two digit seconds. Notice the period ‘.’ before the ss.
Let’s say you want to set your computer’s new time to December 6, 2013, 22:43:55, then you would use:
sudo date 120622432013.55