Many times you just installed Linux with default parameters and found that your time and zone-info is incorrect. Let’s have. Let’s change date and timezone in Linux
change date and timezone in Linux
Let’s check current date and timezone. Let’s assume you have ran date command and found that your current timezone is UTC and you want to change it to IST timezone.
# date Mon Jul 15 20:15:17 UTC 2016
In most of distribution timezone is controlled by /etc/localtime file. All timezone files available underneath /usr/share/zoneinfo directory. We just have to replace /etc/localtime file with our zone file.
# cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Kolkata /etc/localtime
Let’s check new time zone
#date Fri Feb 26 15:17:17 IST 2016
Changing Date and Time
By default system automatically sync time with NTPD if you have internet conction or local NTP server configured. Let’s sync time default NTP server
Manually change date and time with date command set option
date -s "19 APR 2016 10:00:00"
You can also use cal command to check date