CentOS / RHEL: Find Current Timezone Command

Fig.01: Finding current timezone on a CentOS Linux

Fig.01: Finding current timezone on a CentOS Linux

Type any one of the following command to see the current timezone on a CentOS or Red Hat Enterprise Linux server:

date

Outputs (note CST in output):

Tue Jan 13 00:09:06 CST 2015

Or better use the following command:

ls -l /etc/localtime

Outputs (note UTC in output):

lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 25 Nov  9 03:52 /etc/localtime -> ../usr/share/zoneinfo/UTC

Finally, use the following command:

grep ZONE /etc/sysconfig/clock

Outputs:

ZONE="America/Chicago"

Examples and usage: How To Change Timezone on a CentOS 6 and 7