FreeDOS help system (hhstndrd 1.0.8 en)[date]

Command: date

DATE displays or sets the date.


DATE [newdate] DATE [/D] [/?] Type DATE without parameters to display the current date setting and a prompt for a new one. Press ENTER to keep the same date.


newdate mm-dd-yy or mm-dd-yyyy mm/dd/yy or mm/dd/yyyy mm.dd.yy or mm.dd.yyyy The new date for your system. Values for the day (dd), month (mm), and year (yy or yyyy) may be seperated by periods, hyphens, or slashes. Either a 4-digit or 2-digit year may be used. /D Displays the date without prompting for a new setting. /? Shows the help.


If a 2-digit year is specified, then years from 00-79 are assumed to mean 2000-2079. Years from 80-99 are assumed to mean 1980 - 1999. When prompted for a new time, press enter to accept the current setting without changing it. DATE is a command internal to and needs no other file in order to work.


date 04-22-2007 or date 04-22-07 date 04/22/2007 or date 04/22/07 date 04.22.2007 or date 04.22.07

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