Changing TimeZone in RHEL 6/7/8 and Centos

First, check the current timezone in your system by using the date command.

[[email protected]~]# date
Thu Oct 29 11:28:27 PST 2020

Here the timezone is set to PST.

Change Timezone in Centos/RHEL 7/8

We can use the timedatectl command to change the current timezone. First, let’s list all timezones.

[ro[email protected] ~]# timedatectl list-timezones

Now use the following command to change the timezone to

[[email protected] ~]# timedatectl set-timezone Asia/Kolkata

Change Timezone in Centos/RHEL 5/6

To change timezone in Centos/RHEL 5/6 versions we just need to link /etc/localtime file to the correct timezone configuration file.

[[email protected] ~]# mv /etc/localtime /root/localtime.bak
[[email protected] ~]# ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Calcutta /etc/localtime

With this timezone will be changed and can be verified by issue date command

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