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How to use the date command to display, for example, 10-Mar-2010 01:01:53? What's the format string?

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Is your man page broken? Is Google down? – S.Lott Jun 15 '10 at 14:29
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See date manual:

date '+%d-%b-%Y %H:%M:%S'
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Read the manpage (man date)!

date +"%d-%b-%Y %T"
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