Check and Change current TimeZone in Debian and Ubuntu

Category : Linux/ Unix

Wondering about TimeZone of your Debian or Ubuntu Machine and want to change it? Let’s follow this small guide to check and change current TimeZone in Debian and Ubuntu.


  • Root SSH Access to the Machine (Root Needed to change TimeZone)


Check Current Date, Time and TimeZone in Debian/Ubuntu

  1. Check Date of your Machine which includes Time.


  2. Check Current TimeZone.

    date +’%Z %z’

    My Current TimeZone is CDT
    date and timezone

Change TimeZone in Debian/Ubuntu

  1. Run the following command to select TimeZone.

    dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

  2. Select desired Geographic Area and TimeZone.
    geographic area
    select timezone
    timezone changes