Non-interactively set timezone in Ubuntu

echo 'Etc/UTC' | tee /etc/timezone; dpkg-reconfigure --frontend noninteractive tzdata
Replace the first part of the command above with the appropriate timezone string. Eg: 'Europe/London' or for UTC - 'Etc/UTC'. The appropriate string can be found from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tz_database_time_zones This is useful when your server is installed by a data centre (managed hardware, VPS, etc) and the timezone is not usually set to the one your prefer.

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