Change the time of your Linux? (aws)

So you have a server in the States but your living in France.

Guess what.. The server time is different from your local time.


To find the available timezones cd into :

cd /usr/share/zoneinfo

Allright! I see Europe and when I cd into Europe I find Paris. So remember “Europe/Paris”.


Now go to your Et Cetera folder and open the following file :

cd /etc/sysconfig
vi clock

and set it’s content to :


Change this to your zone if you are not in the same timezone as I am. List of available timezones: here.


Now create a symbolic link between your local time and the server time :

sudo ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Paris /etc/localtime


Restart your system :

sudo reboot



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