Linux bash full date printing, how to print the full date Year-Month-Day?

There is a quick way to date the current date in full with one parameter, reference from the date man page says %F full date; same as %Y-%m-%d

Let us explore:

Printing full date in bash quickly

date +%F

Examples and comparisons on how to print full date in bash.

Printing date with the shortcode

[email protected]:~$ date +%F
2020-02-03
[email protected]:~$ 

The regular way of printing Linux date

[email protected]:~$ date +%Y-%m-%d
2020-02-03
[email protected]:~$ 

This works in any bash shell, Linux/RHEL/CentOS/Ubuntu/Docker containers/WSL, etc.

I hope this is helpful to make your next script shorter 🙂