KALI – How to adjust Date, Time, Keyboard to British, European and Global Date Formats
American’s tend to forget that their date format is ONLY used in America, the rest of the world uses the British/European date formats. This could have serious repercussions for manufacturing or sales orders. So how do we reset the Date format for the global community?
1. British / European / Global formatting for Dates
The date command displays or sets the system date and time. If using a global system I would recommend the use of the three letter month to avoid any confusion.
date +%d = two digit day
date +%h = three letter month
date +%m = two digit month
date +%Y = four digit year
So the British date format would be:
date +”%d %h %Y”
Step 2 – Change to UK British English Keyboard
Root (Far Right – at the Top)
System Settings (like control panel in Windows)
Language Tab (the first tab) > British English
UK English = this will set the £ characters etc for currency
English UK with WinKeys
Select English UK
Date & Time
Kali defaults to EDT… set to European time.
Under root > system settings > Date and Time
Select Europe > Select city eg “London”
Here we see “BST” or British Summer Time – you’ll note that date is still producing the US formatting, not the Global formatting… someone will have to write a note and explain to Americans that their date formatting does not apply to the rest of the global economy.