Programmatic way to find and set your timezone

sudo timedatectl set-timezone $(curl -s | sed -n 's/^timezone: //p')
1. it find your public ip via 2. than use this IP to request your timezone via 3. and send it to the command timedatectl set-timezone

By: jodumont
2019-03-09 21:52:32

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Maybe better rewrite curl part with: curl -s | sed -n 's/^timezone: //p'
fumok · 141 weeks and 6 days ago
Or if you prefer to parse json output: curl -s | jq -r '.timezone'
fumok · 141 weeks and 6 days ago
@fumok; jq is not always available ;)
jodumont · 136 weeks and 3 days ago
Very techy
geebranz · 28 weeks and 3 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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