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Old 05-23-2008, 08:40 AM   #1
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Why does date always display utc?

I've looked through several older posts on this issue. My gui clocks show local time. The date command displays utc. I have gone into settings, and changed everything I can find to take the correct timezone and so on.

What settings do I use to change the output of date.
Old 05-23-2008, 09:00 AM   #2
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Mine does print correct timezone..are you sure your locale settings are all right?
Old 05-23-2008, 10:01 AM   #3
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found solution

Wound up doing this:

sudo ln -s -f /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/New_York /etc/localtime

found here:

Turns out I had no /etc/localtime.


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