How to display the current time configuration like time zone in Ubuntu?
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
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.
info date, and for example
If you need a formatted Area ans Zone you can use:
$ grep `date +%Z` /etc/timezone Etc/UTC
For the time zone, you can use geolocation:
$ curl https://ipapi.co/timezone America/Chicago
$ curl http://ip-api.com/line?fields=timezone America/Chicago
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 :)