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Printing a Date in a Different Timezone


Printing dates, or indeed executing any Unix command for a certain timezone is easily done with setting theTZ environment variable.

For your local system, you typically set the timezone in/etc/timezone, but often it's useful to change the timezone just for executing a command or two, such as priting the date in a different country.

To print the date in e.g. Oslo when your local timezone is e.g. 'Asia/Taipei', do (yes on the same line, without any export or the sort):

$ TZ='Europe/Oslo' date

If you had used an export TZ there, the timezone change would have "stuck" longer than just the onedate.

Another good usecase for setting theTZ variable is to make sure calls to the Google Calender CLI works.


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