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PMDATE(1) General Commands Manual PMDATE(1)

NAME

pmdate - display an offset date

SYNOPSIS

pmdate [ offset ... ] format

DESCRIPTION

pmdate displays the current date and/or time, with an optional offset.

An offset is specified with a leading sign (``+'' or ``-''), followed by an integer value, followed by one of the following ``scale'' specifiers;

S
seconds
M
minutes
H
hours
d
days
m
months
y
years

The output format follows the same rules as for date(1) and strftime(3).

For example, the following will display the date a week ago as DDMMYYYY;
pmdate -7d %d%m%Y

PCP ENVIRONMENT

Environment variables with the prefix PCP_ are used to parameterize the file and directory names used by PCP. On each installation, the file /etc/pcp.conf contains the local values for these variables. The $PCP_CONF variable may be used to specify an alternative configuration file, as described in pcp.conf(5).

SEE ALSO

date(1), strftime(3), pcp.conf(5) and pcp.env(5).
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