I though I was reasonably versed in low level maintenance, but apparently not. Help!

I'll spare you the sorry details, but my questions are:

  1. What command do you use in Debian 8 instead of hwclock, which doesn't seem to exist any more.
  2. How do you tell Debian 8 that the system clock is in UTC, while the onscreen clock should show local time. Using UTC=yes in /etc/default/rcS doesn't seem to have an effect.
  3. Where can I see, in Debian 8, if the system thinks Daylight Savings is in effect or not.

As part of the systemd takeover, this is now done by timedatectl. To have hardware UTC use:

sudo timedatectl set-local-rtc 0

and to see if DST is active:

$ timedatectl status
 RTC in local TZ: no
  DST active: no
  • Thank you very much. Ooh, I Googled "systemd", but maybe I shouldn't have. All I got was a bunch of flame wars about it. – Mr Lister Oct 26 '15 at 7:38

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