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Re: "appropriate" system time / timezone settings



Trevor Smith kirjoitti viestissään (lähetysaika tiistai, 7. 
joulukuuta 2004 07:39):
> I had thought that the standard way to set up a linux system
> was to set the system time to the UTC (or Greenwich mean time
> or whatever) and set the appropriate TZ variable.

No, the system timezone is set by the /etc/localtime file. It 
should be a copy of the appropriate file in 
the /usr/share/zoneinfo directory. TZ is for temporarily showing 
time in some other zone.

> Now, I realized that my system is in AST, which is -0400 from
> UTC or Greenwich (which is it anyway?) so that explained that.
> I set my time clock to be UTC, then selected the Show
> Timezone->America/Halifax setting from the clock applet in my
> KDE launchbar but...

That changes just the time display in the clock applet, nothing 
else.

Use system-config-time to set the system timezone.


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