date - date and time
] [ seconds
Print the date, in the format
Tue Aug 16 17:03:52 CDT 1977
The options are
- Report Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) rather than local time.
- Report the date as the number of seconds since the epoch, 00:00:00 GMT,
January 1, 1970.
The conversion from Greenwich Mean Time to local time depends on the
environment variable; see ctime(3)
If the optional argument seconds
is present, it is used as the time to
convert rather than the real time.