Time zones are areas on Earth that have the same time. Use this tag if you have problems setting up your `timezone` in Ubuntu.

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Clock time is off on dual boot

Dual boot system Windows XP Pro and Ubuntu 12.04. I have the bios set for the correct time and Ubuntu set for US Eastern time. Ubuntu will boot up and the time will be off by -4 hours. If I correct ...
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setting timezone from terminal

there has been a few questions about this topic and i know the answer this could help others and maybe someone could help me out if what i want to do is possible i want to chainge the timezone of the ...
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Installing Roundcube Web Server, gave date and time error while checking PHP configuration

Installing Roundcube Web Server, gave date and time error while checking PHP configuration. I am trying to configure the webamil using roundcube. Below is the details. pop / smtp service is working ...
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How to set multiple timezones in Gnome Classic?

For some strange reason, additional timezones cannot be added to the clock using the date-time indicator in Gnome Classic (Ubuntu 12.04). I used Unity before I switched to Gnome Classic, and it was ...
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How does the install process guess the timezone?

Is it possible to use the same tool to have Ubuntu guess what timezone it is currently in? This article mentions the feature I'm looking for (just above the second pic): http://www.linuxforu.com/2012/...
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How to change timezone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change time-zone settings from the command line I've installed Ubuntu in my laptop while I was travelling in other country. When I was back, I tried to change my ...
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What happened to tzdata-java in Xenial 16.04?

On upgrading to xenial, the package tzdata-java was removed and is indeed no longer available. I managed to install older JDK versions (still needed for some development) from the openjdk-r PPA, but ...
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Why is the +8 timezone called GMT-8 in the filesystem?

I am in +8 timezone,After my trying, I must "ls -sf /etc/localtime /usr/share/zoneinfo/Etc/GMT-8"(not GMT+8 file), but after this setting, I can see the result of "date -R" is: "Wed, 03 Sep 2014 18:07:...
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System time keeps resetting to UTC [duplicate]

Edit by OP: Yes, the community is correct. The question indeed is a duplicate of this one. I missed it in my search. Thank you for pointing me there. I've been noticing a peculiar issue with Ubuntu ...
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How can I make Ubuntu automatically detect the correct timezone based on my internet connection?

My default location is GMT+1. I would like Ubuntu to automatically change my default timezone based on the timezone of my connected internet connection. Example: When I am in Portugal, and ...
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Incorrect internet time in Ubuntu 13.10

I have Ubuntu 13.10 set to use the time "automatically from the internet" (whatever that means). However it is running 3 minutes slower than the actual time. How can I fix this permanently? I thought ...
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How to change time format in Ubuntu 15.04?

I'm located in Germany, have a German keyboard, yet am unable to understand the 24 hour time system. There doesn't seem to be an option available to me to change the time to an AM/PM system without ...
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Why /var/log/auth.log is using diffrent timezone?

I've installed fail2ban on a Ubuntu box (14.04) but it didn't work correctly. As I tried to inspect the reason, I discovered that the timezone which is being used by the /var/log/auth.log file is ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - Time shown by clock widget in the task bar is incorrect

I have already manually setup some symlinks that should guarantee system time to be according to the locale I want, namely ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Canada/Eastern /etc/localtime ln -sf /usr/share/...
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Why hwclock is neither UTC nor local?

$ timedatectl Local time: Fri 2015-01-30 11:04:51 CET correct UTC+1 Universal time: Fri 2015-01-30 10:04:51 UTC correct UTC Timezone: Europe/Budapest (CET, +0100) ...
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/etc/localtime not a link

Rather fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10. Have installed Gnome Flahsback which I am currently using. Have updated Date/Time to show Day MM DD HH:MM:SS. That's about it. Due to another issue I checked ...
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Incorrect GMT time

My clock shows wrong time for GMT! My local time is correct (Tehran, IRAN = GMT +3:30), but as it's clear from the above screenshot, GMT (Greenwich) is 1 hour behind according to Google! The UTC ...
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Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings - What just happen?

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are required to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those ...
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How to get recent tzdata onto old ubuntu versions

I have a bunch of servers running 10.04 with the timezone set to Asia/Jerusalem that have all wrongly switched out of DST last night. My workstation running 13.04, however, has the correct time (for ...
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Notice of the city during the installation of Ubuntu

Can I specify Yegor'yevsk during installation of Ubuntu? Please, Help!
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Date and time for log files different to `date`, `timezone` etc

On a Ubuntu 14.04 vps, my timezone is set to UTC/GMT. root@Ubuntu:/# date Fri Mar 11 13:36:56 GMT 2016 root@Ubuntu:/# cat /etc/timezone Europe/London root@Ubuntu:/# ls -l /etc/localtime ...
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Commandline tz and ntp [duplicate]

What is the easiest way to set an incoming ntp server and then set the local tz so the ntp is syncing correctly?
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Xubuntu - multiple time zones displayed

As I switched from Ubuntu to Xubuntu I missed the Date and Time indicator with the display of multiple time zones. This article suggested it can be done in Xubuntu, too, but how?
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Handling leap seconds with date

I am running clockspeed-0.62 (DJB software) on Ubuntu 13.10. I have setup timezones so that /usr/share/zoneinfo is a link to /usr/share/right, and my /etc/leapsecs.dat is up-to-date, i.e contains 25 ...
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How to check computer's timezone through Terminal? [duplicate]

I am writing a bash script which at some point needs to determine a user's timezone, so how exactly can I check the timezone in Terminal? I would like to be able to get output in terms of GMT and UTC. ...
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`timedatectl` without `systemd`

I want to be able to set timezone for Ubuntu hosts, from command line (given in POSIX format). I was searching for options, and found timedatectl from systemd package but since I did not want the ...
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How to set time to “keep synchronized with internet servers” in Lubuntu

I'm having hard time making my Lubuntu realise daylight savings has started. I was told to go to "Menu->System Tools->Time and Date" so that I can adjust my time zone and enable "keep synchronized ...
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Snappy timezone

I read the snappy config command, but I still can't change timezone. The example doesn't looks like a terminal command! Can you help me to set my snappy timezone? Thank you
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Standard user can change the Date and Time

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS edition. And now I want that I give full right to my Standard user to change the Time and Date accordingly. In my system After shutting down the system for a 4-5 hrs reset ...
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timedatectl or dpkg-reconfigure tzdata in 16.04

I've been using the following script to set Ubuntu 14.04 servers to UTC timezone: echo "Etc/UTC" > /etc/timezone dpkg-reconfigure --frontend noninteractive tzdata echo UTC=yes >> /etc/...
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My localtime is wrong after installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on March. After login in first time it was 4 hours wrong, on the second installation it was 8 hours wrong, now I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS a third time and system time is ...
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Wrong Universal time on my Ubuntu server

On Ubuntu server the time is wrong: Time from Google: UTC: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 5:31 AM (UTC) Asia\Riyadh: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 8:31 AM (GMT+3) Time on my server timedatectl: Local ...
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Xubuntu - wrong time displayed

I'm at my wits' end. Using Xubuntu 16.04 and all I want is getting the correct time displayed in my top right corner. But no matter what I do, I keep getting it wrong. Tried both 'Datetime' and '...
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How to have timezone update based on location in Ubuntu/Xubuntu

I am trying to have my clock on my panel update based on location change. I tried using NTP and that only updates the time and not the Timezone. I have even tried using other tutorials about ...
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Auto Timezone doesn't update

[Running Ubuntu Gnome 15.10] I recently brought my computer from PST to EST in North America. Once in EST my laptop did not update the timezone. I tried toggling the "Auto Time Zone" switch which ...
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Timezone CRON issue

I wanted a CRON job on my server to run at 5 AM GMT every day, so that according to my timezone (IST), it'd send an email at 10:30 AM. Here's my date and timezone settings: ~# date Fri Jan 1 10:33:...
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Time zone for Kiev on server incorrect

I have server and set time via commandline using tzselect Europe/Kiev. It sets time say 18:00, while in Kiev 17:00 How can I fix this?
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How to set default ubuntu touch (phone) calendar time zone?

I'm in UTC+8timezone, which is set in Ubuntu phone settings (Time&Date). When new event is created in "personal"(default) calendar, it jumps back 8 hours! For example event created for 6pm would ...
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Different Time Zone in 3 different logins of Ubuntu 14.04

Actually Am using 3 Logins in my ubuntu 14.04 as USER A,USER B & USER C in which USER A is admin and other 2 are normal users and they cannot make any changes in the system settings. I want ...
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Irssi join command issue

Alright so I have been trying this since last night with no luck yet so hopefully someone can help. Pretty much I want to have it so when I join my server that it changes the timezone to my correct ...
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ubuntu 15.04 64bit in desktop can't change time zone

I install ubuntu 15.04 64bit through vmware player,everything is OK. But i through "Time & Date Settings..." choose a time zone "Shanghai" that doesn't have effect, the clock still display a time ...
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How to manually update time in time zone?

There was a time change in Europe (-1h) but my system didn't change it :( What can I do? My time zone is correct (checked with sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata).
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Adjust daylight savings in LXDE

Is there a way to make LXDE adjust the clock for daylight savings? It doesn't have to be done automatically, I can "click the button myself" but just not tamper with the value of the clock itself. ......
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timezone change resets after reboot ubuntu 11.10

I am trying to change my timezone from HKT to JST or any other timezone for that using the most commonly used command that I can find sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata. This successfully changes the ...
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Clock showing wrong time

This is not a duplicate of Clock time is off on dual boot. This is a TimeZone Bug! My clock on top panel shows time different from time i set or synched through internet. It began after changing to ...
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Skype 4.2 shows incorrect time of contacts at Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Skype 4.2 in my Ubuntu 14.04 system. I am facing a problem at the Skype. When I see other contacts time in the chat window or at their profile, it shows wrong time. It calculates the time ...