How to Change Timezone on Ubuntu 20.04

How to Change Timezone on Ubuntu 20.04. In this guide you are going to learn how to configure or setup your own timezone on Ubuntu server.

Having a local time is necessary on your server for some cronjob or any system related processes. By default when a server is provisioned a default timezone will get configured automatically with the Coordinated Universal Time UTC. You can change the timezone later using the below method.

Here you will learn how to use the timedatectl command to change timezone.

Access to server using root or user who has sudo privileges.

To check the configured time zone that your server uses currently you can use the following command on your Ubuntu 20.04 machine.

You will get an output similar to the one below.

Now the time zone configured is UTC.

The system timezone is configured by creating a symbolic link of etclocaltime to a binary timezone identifier in the usrsharezoneinfo directory.


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