REPOST- Having the date format shown correctly in Lucid (and Maverick)

Dave Stevenson davstev at
Thu Jul 29 19:02:34 UTC 2010

Basil Chupin wrote:

> I have my system correctly set to reflect my country, it's time zone,
> and the language (including money sign etc) used in this country.
> However, Ubuntu stubbornly refuses to correctly show the date stamp in
> the top panel: it shows, for example, "Sat Jul 3, 16:07:30" and not what
> it should be showing which is "Sat 3 Jul.....".
> Is there a hidden setting somewhere which I can fiddle for Ubuntu to
> adhere to my wishes? Anyone, please?
> (The date stamp is shown correctly everywhere else, TB, Nautilus,
> whatever- all except the top panel.)
> BC
Shows how to change it.
Lists all the format options.
%a %d %b, %H:%M
Is what I use.


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