The date command is used to set the date and time on a CentOS server. The format used is: MMDDhhmmYYYY
|MM||Month of year||01-12|
|DD||Day of month||01-31|
|hh||Hour of day (24 hour clock)||00-23|
|mm||Minute of the hour||00-59|
|YYYY||Year||2014 (for example)|
So, to set November 25th, 2014 (11/25/2014) at 8:00AM, the command would be:
Information on setting the timezone.
To sync the system time we just set to the hardware clock, use the following command.