How do I set the time zone on my Slackware 3.4?
ln -sf /usr/var/zoneinfo/US/Eastern /etc/localtime
This makes a symbolic link between my localtime and the actual zone file.
Two caveats: I may have the path of the Eastern timezone file incorrect
(and it may not be the same in slackware as it is in mklinux anyway) and
if you aren't in the Eastern US timezone, you'll need to link to another
I have the following silly question. I cannot get my system to display
the right time. The macintosh (in mac-os) is OK, but the mklinux time
(including xclock) does not react to the fact that I simbolically link
(ln) the right time zone definition. Any suggestions ?