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3.2.3. Changing the Current Date

To change the current date, run the date command with the --set or -s option as root:
date --set YYYY-MM-DD
Replace YYYY with a four-digit year, MM with a two-digit month, and DD with a two-digit day of the month.
Note that changing the date without specifying the current time results in setting the time to 00:00:00.
Example 3.8. Changing the Current Date
To change the current date to 2 June 2013 and keep the current time (11:26 p.m.), run the following command as root:
~]# date --set 2013-06-02 23:26:00