localtime(5) — Linux manual page


LOCALTIME(5)                    localtime                   LOCALTIME(5)

NAME         top

       localtime - Local timezone configuration file

SYNOPSIS         top

       /etc/localtime -> ../usr/share/zoneinfo/...

DESCRIPTION         top

       The /etc/localtime file configures the system-wide timezone of
       the local system that is used by applications for presentation to
       the user. It should be an absolute or relative symbolic link
       pointing to /usr/share/zoneinfo/, followed by a timezone
       identifier such as "Europe/Berlin" or "Etc/UTC". The resulting
       link should lead to the corresponding binary tzfile(5) timezone
       data for the configured timezone.

       Because the timezone identifier is extracted from the symlink
       target name of /etc/localtime, this file may not be a normal file
       or hardlink.

       If /etc/localtime is missing, the default "UTC" timezone is used.

       The timezone may be overridden for individual programs by using
       the $TZ environment variable. See environ(7).

       You may use timedatectl(1) to change the settings of this file
       from the command line during runtime. Use systemd-firstboot(1) to
       initialize the time zone on mounted (but not booted) system

SEE ALSO         top

       systemd(1), tzset(3), localtime(3), timedatectl(1),
       systemd-timedated.service(8), systemd-firstboot(1)

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Pages that refer to this page: systemd-firstboot(1)timedatectl(1)systemd.directives(7)systemd.index(7)systemd-timedated.service(8)systemd-timesyncd.service(8)