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

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Fri Jul 30 05:23:40 UTC 2010

On 30/07/2010 05:02, Dave Stevenson wrote:
> 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.
> Dave

Many thanks!

I have it now set to-

%a %d %b %y %H:%M:%S

But the *real* secret to success is to ensure that the parameter 
'format' is set to 'custom' (need to type this word in) and not whatever 
you chose during installation of Ubuntu.

Again, thanks!


If nothing happens, nothing can go wrong.

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