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Is there any way to force 24-hour time in my locale (for example, 14:00) instead of 12-hour time (2:00 PM)?

I use the en_US locale with a UTF-8 character set on Arch Linux, but this shouldn't matter, I think.

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What commands do you use that display a 12-hour time ? –  jlliagre Aug 24 '11 at 9:27
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@jlliagre: strftime("%c"), "preferred date and time representation for the current locale", returns a 12-hour time value for en_US. –  grawity Aug 24 '11 at 10:03
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Locales can be set for various components separately, so you can set LC_TIME to either "en_GB.utf-8" (Great Britain) or "C" (no locale at all).

(Don't forget /etc/locale.gen.)

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