I'm setting timezone GMT+6 on my Linux machine by copying the zoneinfo file to
/etc/localtime, but the date command is showing the time UTCtime-6. What is the reason for this behaviour?
I'm assuming the date command should display UTCtime+6 time. Here are steps I'm following:
date Wed Jan 22 17:29:01 IST 2014 date -u Wed Jan 22 11:59:01 UTC 2014 cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Etc/GMT+6 /etc/localtime date Wed Jan 22 05:59:21 GMT+6 2014 date -u Wed Jan 22 11:59:01 UTC 2014