[CentOS] TimeZone Mystery on a virtual dedicated server

Justin Piszcz jpiszcz at lucidpixels.com
Mon Dec 29 15:51:09 UTC 2008

On Mon, 29 Dec 2008, Ami Mahloof wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a weird problem woth the time zone on my virtual (goDaddy) dedicated
> server
> I had to setup the timezone using system-config-date to GMT+7
> i am in NY (GMT-5)
> when i do GMT-5 i get all the times 2 hours ahead
> seems like there's something im missing here
> If i add an event to my web app let's say 7:30 - 8:15 , the only way for me
> to show it right is GMT+7
> can anyone help me figure out what am i missing here???
> Thanks
> Ami


What does the following show?
zdump /etc/localtime

And when you change it to GMT-5?

Also, why not use EST for the system time?


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