A handy timezone converter for all Linux users

Linux has a in built timezone converter and I have been using various web services ever since.

Timezone is controlled by the TZ environment variable and you can set it to the desired timezone before executing a command, which will make the command think that you are in that particular timezone.

Here’s how to use it:

$ date
Fri Mar  1 22:55:56 IST 2013
$ TZ=UTC date
Fri Mar  1 17:26:02 UTC 2013
$ TZ=PST date
Fri Mar  1 17:26:08 PST 2013
$ TZ=CET date
Fri Mar  1 18:26:11 CET 2013

Accidental discovery at it’s best 😀

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