Quick Tip: Set or change Timezone in Centos/Redhat Linux using timedatectl

  1. Check the current timezone[root@linuxserver ~]# ls -lt /etc/localtime
    lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 38 Aug 25 14:15 /etc/localtime -> ../usr/share/zoneinfo/America/New_York

As you can see the current timezone is NY timezone, if we want to change it to for example Singapore, then use the command “timedatectl” to change.

2. List the current timezones available for reference:

[root@dhcpteeserver ~]# timedatectl list-timezones | grep Singapore
Asia/Singapore

3. Change the timezone to Asia/Singapore

[root@linuxserver ~]# timedatectl set-timezone Asia/Singapore
[root@linuxserver ~]# ls -lt /etc/localtime
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 36 Sep 1 11:09 /etc/localtime -> ../usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Singapore

Enjoy!

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