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Linux quick tip – What is the local time in Kolkata?

Quite easy if you know how to do it from the shell (I didn’t know it 🙂 ):

[email protected]:~$ TZ='Asia/Kolkata' date
Tue Mar 22 19:12:25 IST 2016

You can use “tzselect” to list the available combinations and get the local time for whatever you want:

[email protected]:~$ tzselect 
Please identify a location so that time zone rules can be set correctly.
Please select a continent, ocean, "coord", or "TZ".
 1) Africa
 2) Americas
 3) Antarctica
 4) Arctic Ocean
 5) Asia
 6) Atlantic Ocean
 7) Australia
 8) Europe
 9) Indian Ocean
10) Pacific Ocean
11) coord - I want to use geographical coordinates.
12) TZ - I want to specify the time zone using the Posix TZ format.
#? 5
Please select a country whose clocks agree with yours.
 1) Afghanistan		  18) Israel		    35) Palestine
 2) Armenia		  19) Japan		    36) Philippines
 3) Azerbaijan		  20) Jordan		    37) Qatar
 4) Bahrain		  21) Kazakhstan	    38) Russia
 5) Bangladesh		  22) Korea (North)	    39) Saudi Arabia
 6) Bhutan		  23) Korea (South)	    40) Singapore
 7) Brunei		  24) Kuwait		    41) Sri Lanka
 8) Cambodia		  25) Kyrgyzstan	    42) Syria
 9) China		  26) Laos		    43) Taiwan
10) Cyprus		  27) Lebanon		    44) Tajikistan
11) East Timor		  28) Macau		    45) Thailand
12) Georgia		  29) Malaysia		    46) Turkmenistan
13) Hong Kong		  30) Mongolia		    47) United Arab Emirates
14) India		  31) Myanmar (Burma)	    48) Uzbekistan
15) Indonesia		  32) Nepal		    49) Vietnam
16) Iran		  33) Oman		    50) Yemen
17) Iraq		  34) Pakistan

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Daniel Westermann
Daniel Westermann

Principal Consultant & Technology Leader Open Infrastructure