FAQ 8.15 How do I set the time and date?

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8.15: How do I set the time and date?

    Assuming you're running under sufficient permissions, you should be able
    to set the system-wide date and time by running the date(1) program.
    (There is no way to set the time and date on a per-process basis.) This
    mechanism will work for Unix, MS-DOS, Windows, and NT; the VMS
    equivalent is "set time".

    However, if all you want to do is change your time zone, you can
    probably get away with setting an environment variable:

        $ENV = "MST7MDT";                  # unixish
        $ENV="-5" # vms
        system "trn comp.lang.perl.misc";


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