My timezone is wrong on CentOS Linux

How to set Linux Timezone

Category: Linux

by designzone

2014-10-13 11:47:18

My timezone is wrong:
Tue Jun 18 13:19:19 EDT 2013

In order to change the timezone of your system you will need to access 
the file /etc/sysconfig/clock directly:


Note: If your system's BIOS has UTC set to true, then set UTC to true.

If it has it set to false, set it to false. UTC in the configuration file 
must always reflect your BIOS settings.

In order to get the particular zone you wish to use you must associate ZONE 
with a file located in /usr/share/zoneinfo.


Finally save the file /etc/sysconfig/clock and on next reboot the system will 
be set to the defined timezone.


For the time on the machine to reflect the change timezone we need to link the 
zoneinfo file to /etc/localtime. This can be done as follows:

link the following file to /etc/localtime:

ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Los_Angeles /etc/localtime

Now by typing the date command to display the time you should see if reflect the newly linked timezone:

Tue Jun 18 10:20:28 PDT 2013

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