Set Time Zone in Ubuntu

sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
Reconfigures time zone in Ubuntu, which I cannot figure out how to do through the GUI. Worked like a charm to set my time zone to CEST from EDT.

By: hank
2009-04-20 02:08:23

What Others Think

yes, and there's actually a distro-independent way of doing this... trying to remember it though. Ah yes, here we go: # If you wish, backup the previous timezone configuration by copying it to a different location. Such as mv /etc/localtime /etc/localtime-old # Create a symbolic link from the appropiate timezone to /etc/localtime. Example: ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Amsterdam /etc/localtime # ...aaaaaaaaand to set up UTC: vi /etc/sysconfig/clock # change the UTC line to: "UTC=true"
linuxrawkstar · 683 weeks ago
errata: the "timezone to /etc/localtime. Example:" isn't a command. It was highlighted as a command but should be regarded as a #comment instead.
linuxrawkstar · 683 weeks ago
the handy command tzselect will also do this for you (probably will need root permission). I think it's distro independant (if it's in angstrom, I'm pretty sure it's everywhere), but it is there on ubuntu
clockworkavian · 683 weeks ago
This should launch the Time and Date settings dialog: time-admin It works in ubuntu, but it should work in any GNOME installation according to the manual page.
jcollado · 664 weeks and 6 days ago
seofox · 26 weeks and 3 days ago

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