How to change the system time zone from command line in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and earlier

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Issue

  • How can the system timezone be changed from the command line without using system-config-date (or redhat-config-date in RHEL3)?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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