Why do I see timezone set to UTC after switch user to some user although the system has its timezone set to EST?

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Issue

  • Why do i see timezone set to UTC after switch user to some user although the system has its timezone set to EST?

The system has EST timezone.

# date
Mon Aug  4 13:56:24 EST 2014

However I see UTC timezone after switch user.

# su - user1
$ date
Mon Aug  4 18:57:22 UTC 2014

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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