Published on: September 23, 2014 by Mithun S.
There are different methods to change the timezone in Linux (Debian). The most simple and widely used ubuntu timezone configuration methods are shown below :-
Method 1 :-
To change the timezone,run the following command as root user:
# dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
>>Select the geographical area in which you live
Now select the city corresponding to your timezone
Method 2 :-
We can also set the timezone using /etc/localtime configuration file.
The various timezones are available in the /usr/share/zoneinfo directory.
Delete the current timezone using the below command
# rm -f /etc/localtime
In order to set the new timezone create a symbolic link to the file /etc/localtime configuration file.
For example :-
To verify the new settings execute the date command
Note :- When the /etc/localtime is removed, the system shows the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
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