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how to display the current time configuration like time zone in ubuntu?

in centos it is "cat /etc/sysconfig/clock"

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What does the CentOS output for cat /etc/sysconfig/clock look like ? –  belacqua 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
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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
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If you need a formatted Area ans Zone you can use:

$ grep `date +%Z` /etc/timezone 
  Etc/UTC
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