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Setting the Linux Date and Time

To set the date and time, just run the following command:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

A graphical screen will appear, in which you can select your regional settings. To verify that you have the correct settings, just run the following command:


When you run the above command after the reconfiguration step, you should see something like this:

Mon Mar 2 14:49:44 GMT 2009-03-02

Obviously, your settings will dictate whether or not your system is on GMT, EST, and so on.

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