Setting the time and date at startup
Once normal operation starts, the system asks
for the correct time and date:
INIT: New run level: 2
Unless your clock battery is drained or removed,
there should be no need to change the date.
To leave the time and date unchanged, simply press
<Enter>. If you need to change the time and date, enter
the new time and press <Enter>.
The new values must be entered as two or more consecutive sets of
digits, where the digits can be one or more of:
Current System Time is Tue Nov 9 23:26:54 1999
Enter new time ([[CC]YYMMDD]hhmm[.ss]):
For example, to change the time and date to
3 February 1995 at noon, enter:
represents the year
(the current year is the default).
It can be entered as a 4-digit value
to explicitly specify the century
or as a 2-digit value,
where the range 69-99 refers to years
in the twentieth century (1969 to 1999 inclusive)
and values in the range 00-68 refer to years
in the twenty-first century (2000 to 2068 inclusive).
represents the current month. It can be
any two-digit value, from 01 to 12 for January to
represents the current day. It can be
any two-digit value, from 01 to the last day of the month.
represents the current hour. It can be any two-digit
value, from 00 to 23. Hours are expressed in the 24-hour format,
in which morning hours range from 00 to 11 and evening
hours from 12 to 23.
represents the current minutes. It can be any two-digit
value, from 00 to 59.
represents the current seconds. It can be any two-digit
value, from 00 to 59.
After accepting the new
value, the system then displays the new time and date:
Sun Feb 03 12:00:00 PST 1995
If you enter an incorrect value, the system prompts you
to try again. If you do not enter an
optional value, the current value for that item
remains unchanged. If you type a new value for the year,
you must also type values for the month and day.
Similarly, if you type a new value for the month,
you must type a value for the day.
The time and date display is followed by service startup messages
Setting the time and date during normal operation
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003