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Old 10-06-2012, 10:25 AM   #28
twobob
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simply type date at the command prompt to check.

[root@kindle root]# date
Quote:
Sat Oct 6 15:23:39 GMT+01:00 2012
or for a far less accurate way.

use the Menu > Settings > Device Options > Device Time to check it.

(as you can see here mine is now one minute slow after using this)
[root@kindle root]# date
Quote:
Sat Oct 6 15:22:32 GMT+00:58 2012
great It's supposed to use ntp I think but I get mixed results. for no obvious reason.

So yeah date


Quote:
Usage: date [OPTIONS] [+FMT] [TIME]

Display time (using +FMT), or set time

Options:
[-s,--set] TIME Set time to TIME
-u,--utc Work in UTC (don't convert to local time)
-R,--rfc-2822 Output RFC-2822 compliant date string
-I[SPEC] Output ISO-8601 compliant date string
SPEC='date' (default) for date only,
'hours', 'minutes', or 'seconds' for date and
time to the indicated precision
-r,--reference FILE Display last modification time of FILE
-d,--date TIME Display TIME, not 'now'
-D FMT Use FMT for -d TIME conversion

Recognized TIME formats:
hh:mm[:ss]
[YYYY.]MM.DD-hh:mm[:ss]
YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm[:ss]
[[[[[YY]YY]MM]DD]hh]mm[.ss]
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