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21.1.1 Time directives

date directives related to times.

`%H'
hour (00...23)
`%I'
hour (01...12)
`%k'
hour ( 0...23)
`%l'
hour ( 1...12)
`%M'
minute (00...59)
`%N'
nanoseconds (000000000...999999999)
`%p'
locale's upper case `AM' or `PM' (blank in many locales)
`%P'
locale's lower case `am' or `pm' (blank in many locales)
`%r'
time, 12-hour (hh:mm:ss [AP]M)
`%R'
time, 24-hour (hh:mm). Same as %H:%M.
`%s'
seconds since the epoch, i.e., 1 January 1970 00:00:00 UTC (a GNU extension). Note that this value is the number of seconds between the epoch and the current date as defined by the localtime system call. It isn't changed by the `--date' option.
`%S'
second (00...60)
`%T'
time, 24-hour (hh:mm:ss)
`%X'
locale's time representation (%H:%M:%S)
`%z'
RFC-822 style numeric time zone (e.g., -0600 or +0100), or nothing if no time zone is determinable. This value reflects the current time zone. It isn't changed by the `--date' option.
`%Z'
time zone (e.g., EDT), or nothing if no time zone is determinable. Note that this value reflects the current time zone. It isn't changed by the `--date' option.


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