LKBEN11026: Howto set the time under linux from the command line


You need to set the time




You can use the command date to set the time.

To set the time to 22:20 you can use the following command:

date -s "22:20"

If you get the following message "date: cannot set date: Operation not permitted" then you do not have enough permissions to set the time. Login as root or use su or sudo to execute the command.

date -s "22:20"
Wed Jun 18 22:20:00 CEST 2008




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