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How to change Time Zone in CentOS 6

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change Time Zone in CentOS

How to change Time Zone in CentOS 6

This post will help you to know how to change time zone in CentOS. You can find that a series of time zones are located at /usr/share/zoneinfo. Also, the active time zone of the server is in the /etc/localtime file.

In order to set the Asia/Kolkata timezone, you need to follow the steps given below

First you need to backup the existing localtime file.

mv /etc/localtime /etc/localtime.bak

Then you need to create a symlink.

ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Kolkata /etc/localtime

Make sure to replace Asia/Kolkata with the directory and filename of the timezone you wish to use.

Please run the following command to check everything is working fine one this is done.


That’s it!

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