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

  • 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
  • I didn't spot the hwclock bit at first - but that was actually what I was looking for – icc97 Jan 7 '16 at 20:06
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Best example (IMHO) 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 the manpage for more settings and further information.

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

  • 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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For the time zone, you can use geolocation:

$ curl https://ipapi.co/timezone
America/Chicago

Or:

$ curl http://ip-api.com/line?fields=timezone
America/Chicago

http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/time#Time_zone

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if you have powershell installed:

PS> Get-TimeZone

Id                         : Europe/Vilnius
DisplayName                : (UTC+02:00) Eastern European Standard Time
StandardName               : Eastern European Standard Time
DaylightName               : Eastern European Summer Time
BaseUtcOffset              : 02:00:00
SupportsDaylightSavingTime : True

I suspect this won't be popular answer in linux community, but I really like the verb-noun convention, makes it easier for me to remember commands, and it will also work on all distros with powershell installed :)

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/microsoft.powershell.management/get-timezone?view=powershell-6

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