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I have a virtual machine that is set to PST that a couple of colleagues have in different timezones. If I wanted to change the time-zone to EST and GMT, what do I need to do?

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Execute the following command:

 sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
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As root you have to execute:

dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
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To run one program with a different time zone setting, set the TZ environment variable, e.g. run TZ=Pacific/Kiritimati date to see what time it is on Christmas Island, or export TZ=Pacific/Kiritimati to have the setting last for a shell session.

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These also work: ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/GMT /etc/localtime for GMT and ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/EST /etc/localtime for EST. Taken from: How to change timezone on Linux server?

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To change timezone

# cd /usr/share/zoneinfo/ 
# ls
# cd /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/
# cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Toronto /etc/localtime

Source: How to change date, time, timezone on centos 6

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