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I am running a bunch of commands in a command prompt on a Windows server over a period of time and I would like to see when I last ran a command. I used the prompt command to customize the prompt.

prompt $t $p$g

to get a prompt that looks like

13:02:50.64 L:\>

I would like to use 12 hour time in the prompt and drop off the tenths/hundredths of a second, but it doesnt appear there is an option to do this. I would like for it to look like

1:02:50PM L:\>

Perhaps someone knows a way?


prompt $T$H$H$H $p$g

gets me a prompt that looks like

15:35:11 L:\>

Which is closer, but it doesnt look like it will do 12 hour format.

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Not really an answer for cmd.exe but in PowerShell you can do function prompt {"$(get-date -format h:mm:sstt) $(get-location)> "}. A pity cmd.exe is not as powerful :( (maybe you can run the commands in a powershell :) – Rik Oct 28 '13 at 21:30
I can, however cmd is old habit that is hard to break – Keltari Oct 28 '13 at 22:01

For the PROMPT command, from this page, it says to use $T for 12-hour time. This DOES still have the tenths/hundredths of a second, but I don't think this can be removed.

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Maybe you can use $H to remove the fraction? – Oliver Salzburg Oct 28 '13 at 18:28
prompt $T $p$g does not give a 12 hour format in cmd.exe. The linked site is only for the "Take Command" (TCC) environment (a non-free replacement for cmd.exe). Not for the normal cmd.exe command prompt. – Rik Oct 28 '13 at 18:57
The $H worked (prompt $T$H$H$H $p$g) Which is an improvement. but there as @Rik said, the other command is for another shell – Keltari Oct 28 '13 at 19:36

Edit: The information below is wrong. The system locale settings will affect the time format returned by TIME /T at the command prompt, but apparently the $T in the prompt string is always in 24-hour format.

The $T variable in the prompt string is linked to the "Long Time" format setting in Windows. If your Windows settings specify a 24-hour time clock, that will be reflected by $T. To get 12-hour time, you need to change the Windows locale settings (which may not be desirable, because it will be system wide).

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