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LPIC-1/CompTIA Linux+™ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide by Robb Tracy

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Configuring Time Zone Settings

If a Linux system is moved to a different physical location, you may need to configure your time zone settings as well as your local settings. This may seem simple on the surface. However, time on a Linux system is managed differently than on other operating systems you may be familiar with. In this part of the chapter, we’re going to review the following topics:

• How time works on Linux

• Configuring the time zone

How Time Works on Linux

Before managing time zones on Linux, you need to understand how time works on Linux. The first thing you need to understand is that there are two main clocks in a Linux system:

Hardware clock This clock runs independently all the time, even when the system is powered off. The ...

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