How to Configuring Timezone In Linux

[root@server~]# ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/CET /etc/localtime

[root@server~]# ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Calcutta localtime

 * In above example you need to use directory structure i.e. if you want to set the timezone to Calcutta (India) which is located in the Asia directory.

 [root@server~]# su -l

 [root@server~]# hwclock –show

 To update hardware clock in UTC

 [root@server~]# hwclock –utc –systohc

 To update it to your local time leave off the –utc or add –localtime and leave off the –utc.

[root@server~]# hwclock –systohc

 You can use TZ environment variable to display date and time according to your timezone:

export TZ=America/Los_Angeles

 TZ=’GMT/UTC +1′

 [root@server~]# export TZ

 To see list of time zones

 [root@server~]# tzselect


About Manish Jha

Hi All I am Manish Kumar Jha aka Alex Hunt. I am currently working in VMware Software India Pvt Ltd as Operations System Engineer (vCloud Air Operations). I have around 5 Years of IT experience and have exposure on VMware vSphere, vCloud Director, RHEL and modern data center technologies like Cisco UCS and Cisco Nexus 1000v and NSX. If you find any post informational to you please press like and share it across social media and leave your comments if you want to discuss further on any post. Disclaimer: All the information on this website is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. I don’t make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this blog is strictly at your own risk. The Views and opinions published on this blog are my own and not the opinions of my employer or any of the vendors of the product discussed.
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