[Gentoo] How to change time zone

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Since changing a time zone isn’t something done every day, I keep forgetting it. But it’s simple. First, choose the continent-city representation of your time zone, then set it in a configuration file and finally, let emerge generate a binary file /etc/localtime from it.

# ls /usr/share/zoneinfo/
# echo "Europe/Prague" > /etc/timezone
# emerge --config sys-libs/timezone-data

(Of course, if you’re a systemd fan, this how-to is useless for you. But OpenRC users may find it useful.)

Tagged with: Gentoo Linux, time zone

Written: 2023-03-19