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sir i have created a link of /usr/share/zoneinfo/asia/calcutta /etc/localtime. Link has been created. while i view it shows a blank in Localtime and while i view it by ls -l localtime, it show link but it show unhighlighted /usr/share/zoneinfo/asia/calcutta .
Intially i had changed the time in graphical mode on Linux. Thereafter when i prompted the DATE command . I found that time is being shown in UTC. Then i remove the file /etc/localtime by taking its backup. I have created a symbolic link as follow :
But still it is showing the time in UTC. Moreover i have tried to see the contents /etc/localtime. It is empty. (I have another server/machine , in which time is in IST and when i view the /etc/localtime, it does how some data in it. )
I have few queries : 1. Why /etc/localtime is empty?
2. Does DATE command read from etc/localtime or not?
Please assist me.
Specifies the timezone, unless overridden by command line parameters. If neither is specified, the setting from /etc/localtime is used.
you can check it with strace.
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