How can I control time?

In IGN’s interview with Notch about the changes in 1.8, Notch seems to be able to change the time of day at a whim. Is this enabled by default (i.e., without mods), or is this a special Notch power?


It is a special “Notch power” not available to players — it was used by the Minecraft developers for debugging. It was accidentally released in the first pre-release of Beta 1.8, but was taken out for the second one and the “stable beta” release.

The only way of controlling time is the operator-only /time command on multiplayer servers, which is instantaneous (unlike the effect shown in the video).

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