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Set Timezone in Fedora 20

While looking at the log file on my Raspberry Pi (running Fedora 20 Remix), I noticed that the date/time didn’t look right.

# date
Mon Jul 21 09:01:18 EDT 2014
# timedatectl 
      Local time: Mon 2014-07-21 08:56:16 EDT
  Universal time: Mon 2014-07-21 12:56:16 UTC
        Timezone: n/a (EDT, -0400)
     NTP enabled: yes
NTP synchronized: yes
 RTC in local TZ: no
      DST active: yes
 Last DST change: DST began at
                  Sun 2014-03-09 01:59:59 EST
                  Sun 2014-03-09 03:00:00 EDT
 Next DST change: DST ends (the clock jumps one hour backwards) at
                  Sun 2014-11-02 01:59:59 EDT
                  Sun 2014-11-02 01:00:00 EST

EDT is a North American Eastern Daylight Time, which is 4 hours behind UTC. You can read more about it here. In my case, I prefer the time zone set to AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time), which is 10 hour ahead of UTC.

Here’s how it can be done.

# timedatectl set-timezone Australia/Sydney
# timedatectl status
      Local time: Mon 2014-07-21 23:06:22 EST
  Universal time: Mon 2014-07-21 13:06:22 UTC
        Timezone: Australia/Sydney (EST, +1000)
     NTP enabled: yes
NTP synchronized: yes
 RTC in local TZ: no
      DST active: no
 Last DST change: DST ended at
                  Sun 2014-04-06 02:59:59 EST
                  Sun 2014-04-06 02:00:00 EST
 Next DST change: DST begins (the clock jumps one hour forward) at
                  Sun 2014-10-05 01:59:59 EST
                  Sun 2014-10-05 03:00:00 EST
# date
Mon Jul 21 23:06:25 EST 2014

Tonight I learned a new command ‘timedatectl’, thanks to the link found in below credit.

Credit: Fedora 20 – Set Timezone:Server World