DATE(1)                                                   DATE(1)

     NAME
          date - print the date

     SYNOPSIS
          date [ -u ] [ -n ] [ seconds ]

     DESCRIPTION
          Prints the date to standard output, in the format:

               Wed Jan 12 11:54:06 GMT 2002

          The options are

          -u   Report Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) rather than local
               time.

          -n   Report the date as the number of seconds since the
               epoch, 00:00:00 GMT, January 1, 1970.

          Current time is obtained by reading /dev/time.  The conver-
          sion from Greenwich Mean Time to local time depends on the
          contents of /locale/timezone.

          If the optional argument seconds is present, it is used as
          the time to convert rather than the real time.

     FILES
          /locale/timezone    Current time zone name and adjustments
          /locale             A directory containing time zone tables
          /dev/time           microseconds since the epoch, 00:00:00
                              GMT, 1 January 1970

     SOURCE
          /appl/cmd/date.b

     SEE ALSO
          time(1), daytime(2), cons(3)