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How to change Date, Time , Zone on linux server?

You can use date command to display the current date and time
# date
Tue May 11 22:27:44 CET 2010

Set Date:

Use the following syntax to set new data and time:
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Refer the below example :-
#date -s “23 June 2013 18:00:00”

Set Time:
To set time use the following syntax:
# date +%T -s “05:10:15”

* 05: Hour (hh)
* 10: Minute (mm)
* 15: Second (ss)

To change timezone

The file /etc /localtime, is copy of a file which has details about your time zone. The Zone information file is located at /usr/share/zoneinfo and this depends on your distribution.

cd /etc/

ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/EST localtime

If you wish to set up  to IST (Asia/Calcutta):

ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Calcutta localtime

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