[CentOS] Timezone and date

Wed Apr 5 17:15:19 UTC 2017
Brian Mathis <brian.mathis+centos at betteradmin.com>

On Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 9:22 PM, Jerry Geis <jerry.geis at gmail.com> wrote:

> When I do the date +%Z I get the timezone. Which currently is EDT.
> I am sending information to another system, that says EDT is not a valid
> timezone. I have no way to modify the other system.
> My question is - is there a way to get the non-day-lite savings time zone ?
> For example EST is valid - EDT is not.
> Just curious if there is an easy way already present to get a standard time
> zone.
> Thanks, - I know weird situation the other end not supported EDT.
> Jerry

Communication of time values should use UTC, not a specific time zone,
unless the remote side needs to know the time zone for a specific reason.

To get the time in a different zone, use the TZ environment var:
    TZ=UTC date

~ Brian Mathis