date command in Linux with Examples

date command means Display the system date and time in Linux.


date [OPTION]… [+FORMAT]
date [-u|–utc|–universal] [MMDDhhmm[[CC]YY][.ss]]

In man page the describe it

  • date – print or set the system date and time.
  • man date– More details information about date command.

date command in Linux with Examples

$ date

Get year month day

[huupv@huupv devopsroles]$ date +%Y-%m-%d

Get date command usage in Linux

[huupv@huupv devopsroles]$ date -d now
Sun Mar 10 13:18:55 +07 2019
[huupv@huupv devopsroles]$ date -d tomorrow
Mon Mar 11 13:19:00 +07 2019
[huupv@huupv devopsroles]$ date -d yesterday
Sat Mar  9 13:19:06 +07 2019
[huupv@huupv devopsroles]$ date -d last-sunday
Sun Mar  3 00:00:00 +07 2019
[huupv@huupv devopsroles]$ date +'%Y-%m-%d'


date command is the simple the command in Linux. It is the most popular in use terminal Linux print or set the system date and time.

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