LOCALTIME(5)                                         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.

          If /etc/localtime is missing, the default "UTC" timezone is
          used.

          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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