Time and date are important parameters in computer’s world, if they are not accurately set, you will have problems. Some of problems are not too much importnnt, like the time on your emails, but others…. If time and date are not properly set in Linux, can lead you to a mess, like: * Your cron jobs, will not run when they are suppose to run * You may loose your appointments if you are using your computer calendar We need to accurately set time and date in our Linux, here is how to do it, from the command line.

date +%Y%m%d -s “20090502” To set the time in Linux, enter date +%T -s “11:14:00” There are simple ways to set the date and time, here is one. date -s “2 MAY 2009 11:14:00” or date 05021118 The format is date MMDDhhmm