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LOCALTIME(5)                                localtime                                LOCALTIME(5)

NAME
       localtime - Local timezone configuration file

SYNOPSIS
       /etc/localtime -> ../usr/share/zoneinfo/...

DESCRIPTION
       The /etc/localtime file configures the system-wide timezone of the local system that is
       used by applications for presentation to the user. It should be an absolute or relative
       symbolic link pointing to /usr/share/zoneinfo/, followed by a timezone identifier such as
       "Europe/Berlin" or "Etc/UTC". The resulting link should lead to the corresponding binary
       tzfile(5) timezone data for the configured timezone.

       Because the timezone identifier is extracted from the symlink target name of
       /etc/localtime, this file may not be a normal file or hardlink.

       The timezone may be overridden for individual programs by using the $TZ environment
       variable. See environ(7).

       You may use timedatectl(1) to change the settings of this file from the command line
       during runtime. Use systemd-firstboot(1) to initialize the time zone on mounted (but not
       booted) system images.

SEE ALSO
       systemd(1), tzset(3), localtime(3), timedatectl(1), systemd-timedated.service(8), systemd-
       firstboot(1)

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