Set a Different Timezone on a Ubuntu Machine via the Terminal
How can you change the timezone used by a Ubuntu machine from the command line?
You can set a timezone for your machine with this command:
sudo timedatectl set-timezone new_timezone_name
new_timezone_name in that command with the timezone you want your machine to use.
You can get a list of available timezones with this command:
This will output a list:
Africa/Abidjan Africa/Accra Africa/Addis_Ababa Africa/Algiers Africa/Asmara . . .
You can verify the change was made by executing:
That will output the timezone your machine is currently using:
Local time: Wed 2021-12-08 13:47:30 EST Universal time: Wed 2021-12-08 18:47:30 UTC RTC time: Wed 2021-12-08 18:47:30 Time zone: America/New_York (EST, -0500) Network time on: yes NTP synchronized: yes RTC in local TZ: no
Thanks for reading and happy coding!