How to Display Current Date and Time in UTC/GMT in Mac Terminal

If you want to know that is the current time at UTC/GMT on your Mac, you can make use of the Terminal app and run the date command along with the Timezone (TZ) as GMT or with a -u flag.

Example 1: GMT Time using TZ

% TZ=GMT date

Fri Sep  8 11:54:18 GMT 2023
Mac Date and Time in GMT using Timezone TZ option

Example 2: UTC Time using -u flag

% date -u
Fri Sep  8 11:55:52 UTC 2023
Mac Date and Time using -u flag for UTC

This is not an AI-generated article but is demonstrated by a human on an M1 Mac running macOS Sonoma 14.0.

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