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Hi,

I want to set my time zone to GMT so that whenever i type in date it should return the time in GMT. I am using redhat linux 9.0. Currently when i type the command "date" it is returning the time as BST also when i type the command clock it is returning as BST. I want it to return time as GMT. what can i do. The option "system clock uses UTC is enabled" in redhat-config-date. pls reply urgently

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by:jlevie
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redhat-config-date can be used to set the TimeZone the OS uses.
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by:gottestod
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date -u         prints date in UTC timezone which is AFAIK  == GMT
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You should configure as above, or,
define the shell variable   TZ  to be  "GMT0"  (that's a zero at the end).

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by:Gns
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Hm, is there some compelling reason you don't want BST? You'd likely miss out on DST with a straight UTC timezone... As gottestod says, it's easy getting the UTC equivalent time.
And brittish standard time is perhaps the definition of "nonstandard time (still the admiralty that suggest things like DST to the house of commons, right), so I could sympathize with such an argument, but... why be out of sync:-):-)

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by:sciuriware
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If you want daylight saving time (summer time in Britain), then specify:
export TZ=GMT0GMST,M3.5.0,M10.5.0/3

that's the official European formula to which even London complies.
I'm not sure about the name GMST ....

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