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How can I have `date` output the time from a different timezone?

I have a server running with the timezone set to UTC. It seemed like that was generally a good practice (please correct me if I'm wrong). Anyhow, one of the servers I connect to, in order to scp ...
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Timezone setting in Linux [closed]

I'm setting the timezone to GMT+6 on my Linux machine by copying the zoneinfo file to /etc/localtime, but the date command is still showing the time as UTCtime-6. Can any one explain to me this ...
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How do I get the current time in a different time zone without changing system time? [duplicate]

I am trying to use 'date' to get the time in a different time zone, and failing. All the methods I've found on google involve changing the time zone on the system, but that is not what I want. Is ...
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Automatically set Linux timezone according to location

How can we automatically set the system default timezone in Linux using the Internet? As I see it, NTP servers can update only time, but not timezone. Is there any server that can change the timezone? ...
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Why does TZ=UTC-8 produce dates that are UTC+8?

The current time in Los Angeles is 18:05. But when I run TZ=UTC-8 date --iso=ns, I get: 2013-12-07T10:05:37,788173835+0800 The date utility tells me that the time is 10:05, and even says that it's ...
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How to add a custom timezone clock to an XFCE panel?

My local time is CET (Prague, EU), I also need to see UTC and, some times, MSK time. Can I add multiple clocks with different zones to a panel in XFCE? I know how to add multiple clocks, actually, but ...
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Changing timezone on Debian keeps Local Time in UTC

I'm trying to get programs to log in local time for my own sanity. I have updated my timezone with: dpkg-reconfigure tzdata But the result of that command is: Current default time zone: ...
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Wrong timezone offset. How do I correct it? (help with zic timezone compiler)

I have an iPod touch (2nd gen) and constant troubles with the clock setting itself one hour ahead of the actual time when I connect it to the computer. long story short, When I SSH into the device: ...
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Why is zone.tab missing so many time zones?

There are over a thousand time zone files on your typical *nix box (in /user/share/zoneinfo). Many of them vary only in historical dates which have little relevance for programs which care only about ...
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Change the time zone of a cronjob

I have a cronjob which is executes every day at 9:00 AM of UTC-Time. I'm in GMT+1 so it executes at 10:00 AM local time. When there is the timezone change (to daylight saving time, DST), the cronjob ...
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Run an application with different TimeZone

I have an windows application (Under Wine) that only works when I change timezone to NewYork's TimeZone. with Any other zone it doesn't start!! So, Is it possible in Linux to run an application with ...
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Disable daylight saving time in Debian Linux

I do not want my system to use daylight saving time. root@ali-debserver:~# cat /etc/timezone Asia/Tehran root@ali-debserver:~# cat /etc/default/rcS # # /etc/default/rcS # # Default settings for the ...
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/etc/shadow date of last password change—UTC or local time?

man 5 shadow gives the following description of the third field in each line: The date of the last password change, expressed as the number of days since Jan 1, 1970. The value 0 has a ...
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Querying the current time of a city from terminal

I have friends all over the globe and before calling them I need to know their current time. Is there an application in Linux where one can query a city (if exists) in terminal (something like this): ...
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How to make an Ubuntu time zone change stick?

I'd like to reset the timezone through editing /etc/timezone. However, after I was done editing and saved the file, the system time did not change accordingly. On the other hand, when I take ...
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bash terminal [\t] (time) is not same timezone as 'date'

In my .bashrc file I configured how I would like my prompt to be displayed. My .bashrc is sourced in .bash_profile. The command in the .bashrc file is: PS1='[\t] \u@\h is $PWD :: ' I switched the ...
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Russian timezone is not up-to-date

I have noticed, that the Russian timezone is not up-to-date. The GMT offset is set to +3 h now, whereas the current GMT offset is +4 hours. Could someone tell me how can i manually edit the tzdata ...
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How to change the user timezone?

I know that (for example in Debian) one could use dpkg-reconfigure tzdata to change the timezone of the system but I am wondering how one could change the user timezone (if Linux/Unix supports such an ...
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What else apart from /etc/localtime and $TZ affects `date`?

I have a fedora 20 installation with the clock set to UTC, and no TZ environment variable. Why the date command is outputting the date in the CET timezone (which by the way is my local timezone)? ...
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How can I examine the contents of /etc/localtime?

What command(s) can I use to examine the contents of the timezone files, such as /etc/localtime or the files under /usr/share/zoneinfo/*?
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How to get time synced outputs (different timezones on servers)?

So imagine there are ~100 servers with different timezones (not all diff., but many-many timezones). There are outputs on the server logs like: server1:BFE4C025 0420201413 P H sysplanar0 ...
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Does it matter what state I set if both locations are in the same timezone

Is there any difference if I set the timezone to timezone: "America/New_York" verses timezone: "America/Detroit" Both States are in the same timezone but other than identifying exactly where ...
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Causing fluxbox to show a different time then the default timezone

I've moved to fluxbox as my default environment on our corporate environment. I obviously can't change the time on the machine. But I'd like the clock to show my local time instead of the machine's ...
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ntp server problems. It is panicking and then I am 3hours ahead

I am not sure what I have setup wrongly and I can not get a trustworthy ntp server up and running. Note that this is only an intranet ntp server. The server is a slackware system and so the config ...
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How to make awesomewm textclock reflect timezone change?

I am using the awful.widget.textclock widget to display the time in Awesome WM on Arch Linux, and I am using a program called tzupdate to automatically update my system time according to geolocation ...
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setting a cronjob in IST time

I am trying to set a cronjob run in a different timezone. I've googled a lot and found editing /etc/default/cron is the way to go. But this file is deprecated and I see the following message, so I ...
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Using the MATE clock applet without a password

This is just a minor annoyance, but I'd love to fix it. I'm running Mint 17 with MATE 1.8.1. The clock applet on my panel knows my location, and displays the weather. Sometimes I like to look at ...
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How to overcome TZ difference on different servers?

We have a few servers in different timezones. We have a table.html that contains dates. We want to have correct dates in each server, so we thought that: - we should convert the time on server "A" ...
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Choose other timezone when install Debian?

Why can't I select English and choose timezone outside US?
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Daylight saving option on Linux servers

My CentOS server is not updating showing correct time. I have set $ ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/London /etc/localtime Still I am on GMT. I do see the following entries in ...
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system clock is off by one hour after every reboot

Every time I start my laptop, the clock is off by exactly one hour. I have to run ntpdate to fix it. Next time I restart the laptop, it will be off again. I have timezone set up correctly. I am ...
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Is there anything in unix crontab to determine this should be executed in PST/CST standard time?

There is this thing in QuartzScheduler where we can say execute this in CST/BST/ or whatever timezone. This is also good when you want to execute some jobs in certain timezones and certain jobs in ...
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How to set CST timezone w/o daylight period?

I want to configure linux box to use CST w/o daylight. My first idea was using the UTC-06 zone file, but for some weird reason it provides UTC+6, not UTC-6 time! After that I read the List of tz ...
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Get time for system default timezone

When logging in to remote machine X, by default, date will give the time in the local timezone: $ date Mon Nov 17 22:45:47 CET 2014 Note that TZ is not set: $ export | grep TZ $ So, I set TZ to ...
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Disable daylight saving time

Using C functions (time and localtime) I am getting: timezone:18000 daylight:1 means :dl timezone -24 (-360 minutes) GMT. We do not want to add the daylight and keep using GMT -5 and not GMT ...
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Where is zdump getting all these time transitions from?

I recently wrote some code to parse the binary timezone data from the Olson zoneinfo database. As far as I can tell, my code is correct and matches the spec as written in C. However, I get different ...
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How to prevent tzdata updates on CentOS resetting /etc/localtime

I am using a local timezone (non-UTC) on my server. Whenever I update the tzdata via yum, the system resets /etc/localtime to the default file and I am back on UTC. While #date still shows the ...
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How does zoneinfo get updated if at all?

I have been installing several systems lately have noticed a difference of opinion on how to set time-zones. Arch Linux Beginners' Guide says to use a symlink and the Gentoo HOW TO Guide says to copy ...
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Change System Time/Date

I'm running Linux Mint 15 with KDE 4.10.4+ Here's what I get when I run date: user:~ > date Die Okt 29 15:47:54 UTC 2013 Where "Die Okt" indicates a German-language setting, which I don't ...
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Cron job does not fire up after a timezone change

I've tried eliminating many of the common errors, 1) ensuring that the PATHs are available for cron 2) there is an endline at the end of crontab file 3) the timezone is set-up by: cd /etc cp ...
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PlayOnLinux error on application when I change my timezone

I have a game (scrolls.com) that I'm running under wine. Everything was OK, until I moved and changed my timezone. Now, if I keep my old timezone it works. But if I change the timezone to something ...
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Setting timezones

I want to set my timezone to America/New_York. date says that the current time is CEST. I'm using systemd, no desktop environment. Right now I have /etc/localtime links to ...
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How can I set the time in Centos so that resetting the OS doesn't revert to its default value?

I have a VPS running on Cent Os 5.8 (x86). There are situations in which we are forced to reset the entire VPS (it hangs and the only way to get it back on is to reset it). When we do so, the time is ...
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Configure localtime. dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

I'm using this to configure localtime: dpkg-reconfigure tzdata It is ncurses interface. I'm looking for the way to programming this. Is there true way without user ncurses interface? How to ...
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epoch time for GMT

On AIX date -u gives date and time in GMT format date gives date and time in local timezone date +%s gives local time in epoch time Is there a way to get GMT time in epoch format? In the AIX I'm ...
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Cronjob is running every minute but not at a specific time

As title says the job works if set like this: */1 * * * * /usr/bin/php /home/test/cron/test.php And if set to something like: 15 20 * * * /usr/bin/php /home/test/cron/test.php it's not working. ...
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Get current timezone on Centos 7

On previous version of centos , i used the following command to get the current timezone in my bash script timezone=$(sed 's/ZONE=//g' /etc/sysconfig/clock) Output is "America/New_York" How can i ...
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How to set tz and date without restart in Debian Squeeze?

I've tried tzselect and all it appears to do is tell me what region I want to pick. I'm trying to change tz without a restart and for all users, then sync the time accordingly.
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Debugging Java program for changing timezone configuration file on Ubuntu

Here is a ruby script I wrote to change the timezone configuration on Ubuntu. I run it with jruby (a Ruby interpreter running in a JVM). require 'java' if ARGV.length == 0 puts "Usage: jruby ...
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Why is the localtime reset to the default timezone?

I use the following commands to set the timezone on our Amazon Linux (Centos) server: ls -al /etc/localtime -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 118 25 dec 2012 /etc/localtime sudo mv /etc/localtime ...