How to Change Timezone on CentOS
Timezone settings are an essential part of any operating system. The correct timezone setting ensures that the system time is accurate and synchronized with the correct time. In this blog post, we will look at how to modify the timezone on CentOS.
Setting the Timezone on CentOS
Step 1 - Check the Current Timezone
Before modifying the timezone on CentOS, it is essential to check the current timezone. You can do this by running the following command in the terminal:
This command will display the current timezone of the system.
Step 2 - List Available Timezones
To list all available timezones, use the following command:
This command will display a long list of available timezones. You can use the arrow keys to scroll through the list.
Step 3 - Set the Timezone
Once you have identified the timezone you want to set, run the following command:
sudo timedatectl set-timezone <timezone>
<timezone> with the timezone you want to set. For example, to set the timezone to “America/New_York,” run the following command:
sudo timedatectl set-timezone America/New_York
After running this command, verify that the timezone has been set correctly by running the
timedatectl command again.
Setting the correct timezone on CentOS is essential to ensure that the system time is accurate. By following the steps outlined in this blog post, you can easily modify the timezone on your CentOS system.