Purpose:Display or set the system time


Format:TIME [/S [server] /T /U "format"] [hh[:mm:ss]]] [AM | PM]


hhThe hour (0 - 23)
mmThe minute (0 - 59)
ssThe second (0 - 59)


"..."Date display format


/S(erver time)/U (UTC time)
/T (Display only)


See also:   DATE.




If you don't enter any parameters, TIME will display the current system time and prompt you for a new time. Press Enter if you don't wish to change the time; otherwise, enter the new time:


[c:\] time

Wed  Mar 17, 2019  9:30:06

Enter new time (hh:mm:ss):


TIME defaults to 24-hour format, but you can optionally enter the time in 12-hour format by appending a, am, p, or pm to the time you enter. For example, to enter the time as 9:30 am:


time 9:30 am


The day of week and the month are translated into your local language (English, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish).




"..."Custom date / time format to use when displaying the current time. The formatting characters are the same as used by the @DATEFMT function.


/S serverSets the date and time from the specified internet time server. If no server is specified, TIME uses the server defined in the Time Server configuration option (the default is clock.psu.edu). Changing the time requires TCC to be running in an elevated session.


/TDisplays the current time but does not prompt you for a new time. You cannot specify a new time on the command line with /T. If you do, the new time will be ignored.


/UDisplay or enter the UTC time.