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Old 03-26-2014, 04:39 PM   #1
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Trying to Change the Date to Eastern Time

I am a Linux Newbie
Currently I am running version Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.5 - Virtual Machine

The date is currently showing up as
Wed Mar 26 13:37:38 PDT 2014

I want the date to show as Eastern time. Any help in how to do this would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance
Old 03-26-2014, 04:48 PM   #2
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Edit: tested on Centos 6.5 and Centos 5.7

Here you are:

rm /etc/localtime
or the more complicated:

rm /etc/localtime
ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/[Use tab completion to find your timezone] /etc/localtime

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Old 03-26-2014, 04:57 PM   #3
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I think RHEL 5 used a text file /etc/sysconfig/clock. You can run system-config-date for a GUI.


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