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==Setting The Time Zone==
==Setting The Time Zone==
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===Using Control Center===
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===Using The Control Center===
From the menu select Control Center, then System Administration, then Date and Time.
From the menu select Control Center, then System Administration, then Date and Time.
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By default the list is sorted alphabetically by city names. To sort by another heading click on that heading.
By default the list is sorted alphabetically by city names. To sort by another heading click on that heading.
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===From The Console (terminal)===
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===Using The Command Line===
Open a terminal window and enter the command '''date'''. This will display the current date and the [http://www.timeanddate.com/library/abbreviations/timezones/ time zone abbreviation].
Open a terminal window and enter the command '''date'''. This will display the current date and the [http://www.timeanddate.com/library/abbreviations/timezones/ time zone abbreviation].
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[[Image:Console-timezone3.png]]
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==Time Zone Information==
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You can read about time zones and their history at:
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*[http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761586044/Time_Zone.html Time Zone entry at MSN Encarta]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timezone Time Zone entry at Wikipedia]
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===Your Time Zone===
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You can find your time zone at:
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*[http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/ The World Clock]
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*[http://www.worldtimezone.com/ World Time Zone Map]
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You can convert time from one zone to another using the [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html time zone converter] at www.timeanddate.com.

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Setting The Time Zone

Using The Control Center

From the menu select Control Center, then System Administration, then Date and Time.

Control-center-time.png

You must click on the Administrator Mode button and enter the root password to change the time zone setting.

Control-center-time1.png

You can now select a city that is in your time zone.

To move quickly through the list click on any entry and then press the first letter of the city you want to choose and you will be moved there.

By default the list is sorted alphabetically by city names. To sort by another heading click on that heading.

Using The Command Line

Open a terminal window and enter the command date. This will display the current date and the time zone abbreviation.

You have to enter the root password to change the time zone. After entering the root password you enter the command:

dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

Console-timezone.png

You will now be prompted for the information needed to set your time zone.

Console-timezone1.png

Select the geographic area from the list using the cursor keys and then tab to OK and press the enter key.

Console-timezone2.png

Select a city in your time zone from the list using the cursor keys and then tab to OK and press the enter key.

When you are done you should see a screen like the one below.

Console-timezone3.png

Time Zone Information

You can read about time zones and their history at:

Your Time Zone

You can find your time zone at:

You can convert time from one zone to another using the time zone converter at www.timeanddate.com.

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