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How do Timezones work w/ Linux?

Posted on 1998-07-31
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Hi ,
I am using Linux at work. I need to figure out how to change timezones etc... I'd also like a complete explanation of Date, how it works and so on. I have researched and found little explanation. So if someone out there has this knowledge, I would like it, I might be over or underpricing this, it seems so simple and yet I couldn't find the answer.

Red Hat 5.0 Is what we're using.
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by:chrismith
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You need to set the TZ environment variable to the appropriate country (eg GB for england). The available choices are in /usr/share/zoneinfo (RH 5.1) or possibly /usr/lib/zoneinfo on oler systems. One source of info is the man pages for 'tzset' and 'tzfile'

Hope this helps.


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by:M0nkeyB0y
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hey,yeah, you pointed me in the right direction.... but could you tell me like how to change from central to eastern or pacific time....? I'm rather new to linux and unix in general and I guess I'm having trouble understanding the Man pages.... I will award the points, I just want a simple "sock puppet" explanation.
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by:M0nkeyB0y
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I'm sorry I huess I wasn't succinct in my Question.... I apologize all i need is to  know how to set the timezone.... I'm reading those man pages now, but it really isn't helping
for example I am sending a box to LA and I want to change from central to pacific time.
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by:M0nkeyB0y
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I'm sorry I huess I wasn't succinct in my Question.... I apologize all i need is to  know how to set the timezone.... I'm reading those man pages now, but it really isn't helping
for example I am sending a box to LA and I want to change from central to pacific time.
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chrismith earned 150 total points
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Ok, look at the link /etc/localtime it will point to something like /usr/share/zoneinfo/US/Central change it to /usr/share/zoneinfo/US/Pacific and hey presto - all will be well!


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by:marcelofr
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use setup -> timeconfig and DON'T tag hardware time to GMT...
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by:M0nkeyB0y
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hey thats just what I needed!
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