Chapter 2. Date and Time Configuration
2.1. Date/Time Properties Tool
system-config-datecommand at a shell prompt (e.g., xterm or GNOME Terminal). Unless you are already authenticated, you will be prompted to enter the superuser password.
Figure 2.1. Authentication Query
2.1.1. Date and Time Properties
Figure 2.2. Date and Time Properties
- Change the current date. Use the arrows to the left and right of the month and year to change the month and year respectively. Then click inside the calendar to select the day of the month.
- Change the current time. Use the up and down arrow buttons beside the Hour, Minute, and Second, or replace the values directly.
2.1.2. Network Time Protocol Properties
Figure 2.3. Network Time Protocol Properties
2.1.3. Time Zone Properties
Figure 2.4. Time Zone Properties
- Using the interactive map. Click “zoom in” and “zoom out” buttons next to the map, or click on the map itself to zoom into the selected region. Then choose the city specific to your time zone. A red X appears and the time zone selection changes in the list below the map.
- Use the list below the map. To make the selection easier, cities and countries are grouped within their specific continents. Note that non-geographic time zones have also been added to address needs in the scientific community.