setting time zones in linux

setting time zones in linux

Post by Kim Coha » Mon, 04 Sep 1995 04:00:00

I know this isnt really a linux question, but....

How do I set the timezone on my linux? I think the variable is
TZ. But I dont know where to set it. I think the setting for
California is PST7PDST. Let me know.


Kim Cohan


1. how to set time and time zone correctly?

date returned by "date" on my linux system is always 4 hours behind
the real time, with something like this:
Mon Jul  1 09:37:22 EDT 1996
when the real time 13:37 EDT.

I think that my PC's machine clock is 13:37. It looks that linux think
the machine's time is GMT, thus set the local time (EDT) to 09:37.
How can I make linux think that the machine's time is local time,
rather than GMT?

I also found that just after I started the system, I got:
Mon Jul  1 13:37:22 1996
without the timezone. Shortly I will get:
Mon Jul  1 09:37:22 EDT 1996

if I use "date" to set the new date to "13:37:22", I think that it will
set the machine's clock to "17:37:22". Thus the time within windows and
DOS won't be correct.

Any suggestions? Thanks a lot.


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