Ubuntu: How do I change the universal time zone?

Posted November 5, 2018 11.9k views
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Hello! I am trying to update the time zone of my server. I have been able to change the local time zone by using the command sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata. However, this only changed the local time and not the universal time. How would I change the universal time?
Thank you in regard.

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1: timedatectl set-timezone UTC
2: timedatectl set-local-rtc 1 --adjust-system-clock
3: [change time of your system] eg: date --set="6 Apr 2019 11:30:00"
4: timedatectl set-local-rtc 0
5: timedatectl set-timezone [your timezone] eg: Asia/Tehran

Sure this helps!


Have you tried using timedatectl?

For example to set your timezone to UTC you could run:

timedatectl set-timezone UTC

Also you could run timedatectl list-timezones to see all the available timezones and choose the one that you need from there,

Hope that this helps!