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How To: Change Timezone in Linux/Unix From

Feb 26, 2010, 03:03 (1 Talkback[s])


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"In a linux/unix system, the time is the number of seconds elapsed since midnight UTC on the morning of January 1, 1970, not counting leap seconds.

"There are different ways and procedures to change timezones in different flavors of linux/unix (which i will explain later in this HowTo) but universal procedure to do it in all flavors is explained below: Using /etc/localtime to set timezone:

"This is the file which sets the timezone of your system. Usually it is the symbolic link to the original file of the timezone which are all stored in "/usr/share/zoneinfo/".

"To change the timezone with this file follow this procedure:"

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