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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Set Linux local timezone for VPS

This guide describes how to set the Linux local timezone.

ls /usr/share/zoneinfo/  and note the region where you reside 
ls /usr/share/zoneinfo/<YOUR_REGION> (where <YOUR_REGION> is your local region) and note the timezone which corresponds to your location 

For Ubuntu
ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/<YOUR_REGION>/<YOUR_TIMEZONE> /etc/localtime 

For Debian
ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/<YOUR_REGION>/<YOUR_TIMEZONE localtime 

Use date command to verify that your timezone has change.

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