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TIME+Displaying the Current Time

Displays the current time and allows you to reset the time.


PC-DOS 2.0+ (revised from 1.0; revised again in 3.3)

MS-DOS equivalent: TIME (2.0+; revised from 1.0)




TIME [hh:mm[:ss[.xx]]]


hh Hours

mm Minutes

ss Seconds

.xx Hundredths of seconds


TIME 21:30

sets the time to 21:30:00:00 (9:30 p.m.).


returns the current time as indicated by the system clock and

prompts you for a new time. You can accept the current time by

pressing Return.


Invalid time

Reenter the time in the correct format, with a colon (:) between

hours and minutes as well as between minutes and seconds. Use a

period (.) between seconds and hundredths of a second.


If you set the time incorrectly, use the TIME command a

second time and enter the current time.


In version 3.3 of PC-DOS, the TIME command also changes the

permanent clock, if the system has one.


[For related topics, press R]


DATE Command

See also:

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