Mar 14 2018

How to set up time, date and timezone on Debian

###Display (incorrect) time, date and timezone

$ date
Wed Aug 13 23:50:50 MSK 2014

###Show active timezone

$ diff -s /etc/localtime /usr/share/zoneinfo/`cat /etc/timezone`
Files /etc/localtime and /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Moscow are identical

###Fix incorrect timezone

$ echo -e "Europe/Amsterdam" | sudo tee /etc/timezone
$ sudo cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Amsterdam /etc/localtime

###Install ntp client

$ sudo apt-get install ntp
Setting up ntp (1:4.2.6.p5+dfsg-2) ...
[ ok ] Starting NTP server: ntpd.

###View corrected time, date and timezone

$ date
Thu Aug 14 21:55:03 CEST 2014