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How to display the current time configuration like time zone in Ubuntu?

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What does the CentOS output for cat /etc/sysconfig/clock look like ? –  belacq Feb 22 '11 at 17:25
    
like this [root@SUPA9611 ~]# cat /etc/sysconfig/clock ZONE="Europe/Amsterdam" UTC=true ARC=false –  usef_ksa Feb 22 '11 at 18:24

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I don't know of a single file, but this may give you the info needed:

cat /etc/timezone
grep UTC /etc/default/rcS
date
# hardware clock
sudo hwclock --show
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thanks man.. it works –  usef_ksa Feb 22 '11 at 18:55

Check out info date, and for example date +'%z'

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did not work! the output is like man date –  usef_ksa Feb 22 '11 at 18:25

If you need a formatted Area ans Zone you can use:

$ grep `date +%Z` /etc/timezone 
  Etc/UTC
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Best example using timedatectl (in command-line/terminal):

$ timedatectl
      Local time: Thu 2014-07-24 19:51:23 IST
  Universal time: Thu 2014-07-24 14:21:23 UTC
        Timezone: Asia/Kolkata (IST, +0530)
     NTP enabled: no
NTP synchronized: no
 RTC in local TZ: no
      DST active: n/a

visit man-page for more setting and furter information.

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