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Graphically set the time System
If you do NOT use the network time option (which I always do, since it means never having to set the clock), you can use a unique method for setting the time under OS X.

Open the date and time prefs panel, and use the mouse to drag the hours and minutes hands where you want them ... this will set the clock! Pretty cool, and potentially useful if your machine is not connected to the internet on a regular basis.
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time/date setting
Authored by: robh on Mar 13, '01 10:51:42AM

You can set the date and time in the terminal as 'root' by typing:
date yyyymmddhhmm.ss
I find this far quicker than the graphical tool.



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time/date setting
Authored by: robg on Mar 13, '01 11:12:46AM

robh - thanks for that one - I was pretty sure there must be a command-line equivalent. I think my mom will get a bigger "ooooooh" out of dragging the hands of the clock around the face ;-). Then again, that's the beauty of OS X - there seem to be at least two ways of doing everything, thanks to the UNIX core.



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time/date setting
Authored by: robh on Mar 13, '01 04:52:05PM

... and there's usually more than 2 ways to do everything in Perl too :-)



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