It’s that time of year again when all the clocks in Europe change again. Tonight at 1AM the clocks all jump forward an hour. Being in the UK, it is nice that during the Winter, my current time is GMT/UTC. However, during the Summer, I’m an hour out from GMT/UTC. This does confuse me at the start of the summer. The change in sunrise and sunset compared to local time is annoying too.
Thanks to Pavel, I learned a new flag for the the
date command on unix based systems. If you run
date -u, you get the current time in GMT/UTC rather than your current local time when running the command without the flag.