I would like to to set the local time. Where is rcS or the file that contains UTC parameters?

  • While installing the eOS or after the installation?
    – Dev
    Dec 20, 2019 at 1:32

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I guess you want elementary to use localtime instead of UTC to avoid time differences when dualbooting elementary and Windows.

Just execute on terminal: timedatectl set-local-rtc 1 --adjust-system-clock

You can check if that's working with the command timedatectl (may need to reboot).



If I'm understanding this correctly, you'd like to be able to set the timezone? You can set the timezone from System SettingsDate & TimeTime Zone. Choosing a timezone there will set the correct offset from UTC.

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