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The date on my computer currently displays as "Fri Feb 24" and the System Settings give no options for changing the date format.

I need the date to display as "Fri 24 Feb" followed by 24-hour-time.

Could someone help me out to configure "Fri 24 Feb" and then the time in 24-hour? Is there a way to get this time & date format to be default EVERYWHERE in Ubuntu (e.g., in Terminal & Nautilus)?

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Duplicate: askubuntu.com/a/44025/652. Answer there gives more information about creating your own format, rather than choosing from a standard list. –  TRiG Aug 9 '13 at 14:19

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Right-click on the date/time, select "time and date settings", on the second (Clock) tab you can configure 24-hour time.

As for the day/date/month order, that's locale-dependent, for instance, I have en_CA "English (Canada)" and I see 'Fri 24 Feb'. Go to system settings, Language Support, and on the second (regional) tab you can select a locale that better matches what you want. If you select "apply system-wide" this should also affect Nautilus and (well-behaved) command-line utilities; I haven't tried this last part though, so no promises :)

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Nope, sorry. That worked in all previous versions of kubuntu, but has been completely removed from 15.04. There is NO PLACE IN THE GUI where custom time or date settings can be made. It's going to have to be done in the command line if at all. I don't know who decided to remove this capability, but they need to be strung up by their toenails.

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