Set PC date from a var

Billibong January 31, 2009 at 08:27:14
Specs: Windows XP
I'm very real newbee to batch files, does anyone know how to get this to work?
I'm tring to set my PC date by reading a .txt file and setting the PC date. The file currentdate.txt has one line that is captured from the system date variable.

I think it errors when I try to set it because the file has the day of the week (Fri) as part of it.
File Currentdate.txt = Fri 01/30/2009

my batch =

@echo off
Set /P sd=<C:\currentdate.txt
echo %cd% |date

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January 31, 2009 at 09:03:15
What is this trying to do?

echo %cd% |date

If at first you don't succeed, you're about average.


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February 2, 2009 at 08:04:41
Mechanix2Go: What is this trying to do?
Probably a misspelling of %sd%. How you manage that on a QWERTY keyboard is beyond me.


for /f "tokens=2" %%a in (Currentdate.txt) do echo %%a | date

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