Linux Administration/System Services/System Time

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This lesson covers system time.

Objectives and Skills[edit | edit source]

Objectives and skills for the system time portion of Linux+ certification include:[1]

  • Maintain system time
    • Set the system date and time
    • Set the hardware clock to the correct time in UTC
    • Configure the correct timezone
    • Basic NTP configuration
    • Knowledge of using the service
    • Awareness of the ntpq command
    • The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
      • /usr/share/zoneinfo
      • /etc/timezone
      • /etc/localtime
      • /etc/ntp.conf
      • date
      • timedatectl
      • hwclock
      • ntpd, ntpq
      • ntpdate

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Activities[edit | edit source]

  1. Complete the tutorial IBM: Learn Linux, 101: Maintain system time. Includes ammong others information about date command , tzselect and ntp configurations.

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