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Feb 072007

Setup default system timezone in Linux


To setup the default system timezone in Linux.

1. Check what timezones are available in your system

# ls /usr/share/zoneinfo/

Australia  Canada   EST    ..

2. From the list above, pick one you want to set, e.g. Canada

# sudo ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Canada /etc/localtime

That's all.

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