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Old 04-30-2009, 10:21 PM   #1
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/etc/localtime and /etc/timezone

What is the difference between these two?

Really can't find any clear explanation under Google and I am able to cat the contents of /etc/timezone, which leads me to believe that is where I set the timezone values, correct?

If that is the case, what is localtime used for?

Old 05-01-2009, 03:33 PM   #2
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Timezone tells your system where you are in the world. i.e. GMT-4 or GMT+2 (depending on your exact location on the planet).

Localtime tells your system exactly what time it is at your location.


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