gag version of current date

ddate
Sample Output
$date
Thu Dec  1 18:28:51 CET 2011
$ddate
Today is Setting Orange, the 43rd day of The Aftermath in the YOLD 3177
$ddate +%.
Hail Eris, Hack Linux!
$man ddate

5
By: vlan7
2011-12-01 17:33:04

What Others Think

That's not a "gag" date. That's the Discordian date. REF: http://www.subgenius.com/ "Malaclypse the Younger, Principia Discordia, Or How I Found Goddess And What I Did To Her When I Found Her"
SuperFly · 521 weeks and 3 days ago
This utility returns a discordian date, which is a religious thing, and it might not be a good idea to call it a gag. However, I think they do not intend this date format to be taken seriously: according to Wikipedia "Discordians use subversive humor to spread its philosophy".
dratini0 · 521 weeks and 3 days ago
I don't care about religion, so define it as you want to do. This is a technical site, simply enjoy this (I think) not so known *nix command if you didn't realize about it already.
vlan7 · 521 weeks and 3 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

You must be signed in to comment.

What's this?

commandlinefu.com is the place to record those command-line gems that you return to again and again. That way others can gain from your CLI wisdom and you from theirs too. All commands can be commented on, discussed and voted up or down.

Share Your Commands



Stay in the loop…

Follow the Tweets.

Every new command is wrapped in a tweet and posted to Twitter. Following the stream is a great way of staying abreast of the latest commands. For the more discerning, there are Twitter accounts for commands that get a minimum of 3 and 10 votes - that way only the great commands get tweeted.

» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu
» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu3
» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu10

Subscribe to the feeds.

Use your favourite RSS aggregator to stay in touch with the latest commands. There are feeds mirroring the 3 Twitter streams as well as for virtually every other subset (users, tags, functions,…):

Subscribe to the feed for: