Gregory Nowak greg at romuald.net.eu.org
Sun Aug 25 19:55:50 EDT 2002

Thanks Adam. I wanted to have a look at localtime or actually hardware clock after running timeconfig to make sure that it did its job.

On Sun, Aug 25, 2002 at 12:31:15PM -0500, Adam Myrow wrote:
> Oops!  I blew it.  It's not /etc/localtime, it's /etc/hardwareclock that
> contains either UTC or localtime to indicate whether your CMOS clock is
> set to UTC or local time.  /etc/localtime is a symbolic link to your
> current timezone, which is a binary file as you found out.  As I said, the
> easiest way to change things is with timeconfig.  Of course, you want your
> CMOS clock set to UTC first!  In your case, that's 5 hours ahead of your
> local time as you appear to be in central time assuming that your timezone
> is set right at the moment.  Typing "date -u" will tell you what the
> system thinks UTC is at the moment.  Sorry for the mix-up on the files.
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