Changing the DATE and TIME on your LINUX server

The set of instructions below worked quickly and easily for your Linux Server

You must be logged on as “root” to make this change:

Login to Linux box as root and enter root’s password:


Check the current date and time of the Linux box by entering:

[root@mybox me]# date
Linux yields the current settings:
[root@mybox me]# Wed Apr 7 12:03:45 EDT 2004

Change the current time and date of the Linux box by entering:
[root@mybox me]# date 040713032004
would change the time and yield:
[root@mybox me]$ Wed Apr 7 13:03:00 EDT 2004

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