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Modify the Date, Time, and Timezone in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - How to do it ?

This article will guide you on the different methods to modify the date, time, and Timezone of your #Ubuntu 20.04 system. 

However, if you have attempted to change these entities just for the sake of demonstration, then it is highly recommended to activate the #NTP Service again once you are done so that your system can again synchronize itself with NIST atomic clock. 

This can be done by running the “timedatectl set-ntp yes” command.

To change the time zone in Linux systems use the sudo timedatectl set-timezone command followed by the long name of the time zone you want to set.


To change the hostname in #Linux:

1. Type the following command to edit /etc/hostname using nano or vi text editor: sudo nano /etc/hostname. Delete the old name and setup new name.

2. Next Edit the /etc/hosts file: sudo nano /etc/hosts.

3. Reboot the system to changes take effect: sudo reboot.


#NTP server sync date and time in Linux by:

i. On the Linux machine, log in as root.

ii. Run the ntpdate -u <ntpserver> command to update the machine clock. For example, ntpdate -u ntp-time.

iii. Open the /etc/ntp. conf file and add the NTP servers used in your environment.

iv. Run the service ntpd start command to start the NTP service and implement you configuration changes.