How to get out of Africa?

Andrew Boothman andrew at
Tue Jan 27 09:00:44 PST 2004

Will Saxon wrote:

>>Dear FreeBSD,
>>   During installation, I accidentally hit Africa for my timezone.
>>   I have looked all over the documentation, and I cannot find
>>out to reset my time zone.
>>   Does anybody else know?  I installed 5.1 from the CD.
> I think that you can copy the file that matches your timezone from /usr/share/zoneinfo/ over top of /etc/localtime. 
> For me it is EST5EDT and I usually link it (ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/EST5EDT /etc/localtime) but that might not be the recommended way. 

I believe that using tzsetup is the recommened way.


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