This guide is for those who use FreeBSD and loves the shell
To check the date and time
This is what the output may look like.
The data above shows Tuesday January 27 04:52:15 PHT 2009. To change it you have to gain root privileges and type something like this (format)
For example, you want to change the date/time to Tuesday January 27 12:32:00 PHT 2009, you have to type
To check if the new time was set, type
and you should see the new settings.
To check your timezone,
If it does not point to anything then that is the default timezone you have entered in the installation of the operating system.e
Suppose you want to change your timezone do the following, (we will use Asia/Manila). Create a symbolic link that will point /etc/localtime to one of the values under the /usr/share/zoneinfo tree
ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Manila /etc/localtime
Check the /usr/share/zoneinfo tree for more timezones available
To verify that your timezone was changed,
ls -l /etc/localtime
You will now see that /etc/localtime is now a symbolic link to the file /usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Manila