Change Server Timezone in CentOS

It just happened that sometimes the server is using UTC time instead of our localtime.

[root@venus wiki]# date
Wed Oct 14 12:22:59 UTC 2015
[root@venus wiki]# cat /etc/localtime

Make a backup of the /etc/localtime

[root@venus wiki]# mv /etc/localtime /etc/localtime.bak

Symlink to our desired timezone. as a new /etc/localtime

[root@venus wiki]# ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Ku
Kuala_Lumpur  Kuching       Kuwait
[root@venus wiki]# ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Ku
Kuala_Lumpur  Kuching       Kuwait
[root@venus wiki]# ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Kuala_Lumpur /etc/localtime

test again

[root@venus wiki]# date
Wed Oct 14 20:54:52 MYT 2015

Done !


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2 Responses

  1. ahstod says:

    I have the same issue with eeebuntu on eeepc too, sudo this, sudo that.

    And feels weird typing my own password instead of root’s.

    what to do, stuck with centos/rhel for work … and since use the work machine so much, might as well make the other home machines the same for familiarity (except for the eeepc, for which the default centos is a bit too slow).

  2. HawkEYE says:

    that remind me on one event at one of my project site.
    requirement was easy..
    “need to set a new ip address to the machine.”

    and the machine happened to be running Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) because someone else already installed it earlier..

    First few minute wasted to guess the root password as the one who installed it also not quite familiar..

    then only realized it need normal user password instead of root password.. (one of occupational hazard i think.)


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