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Old 05-09-2005
Error How to change Timezone without restarting teh server

I have changed my timezone using the command

export TZ='Asia/Calcutta"

but teh affect is taking place only in teh shell where I am logged in. If I export teh variable when I open the new session, things are fine.

Can I affetct the change universally, without restarting the server.

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Old 05-09-2005

You should set your system's timezone in /etc/TIMEZONE:

$ cat /etc/TIMEZONE
# @(#)init.dfl 1.5 99/05/26
# This file is /etc/default/init. /etc/TIMEZONE is a symlink to this file.
# This file looks like a shell script, but it is not. To maintain
# compatibility with old versions of /etc/TIMEZONE, some shell constructs
# (i.e., export commands) are allowed in this file, but are ignored.
# Lines of this file should be of the form VAR=value, where VAR is one of
# TZ, LANG, CMASK, or any of the LC_* environment variables.
# TZ=US/Central
# TZ=US/Mountain
# TZ=US/Pacific

I believe that the only way to make the change universal is to reboot the server.

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Old 05-09-2005
Originally Posted by kduffin
I believe that the only way to make the change universal is to reboot the server.
Correct, since init gets it's TZ from there all it's child processes inherit this value.
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