Control the system time and date - timedatectl

Control the system time and date. More information:

  • Check the current system clock time:


  • Set the local time of the system clock directly:

timedatectl set-time "{{yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm:ss}}"

  • List available timezones:

timedatectl list-timezones

  • Set the system timezone:

timedatectl set-timezone {{timezone}}

  • Enable Network Time Protocol (NTP) synchronization:

timedatectl set-ntp on

  • Change the hardware clock time standard to localtime:

timedatectl set-local-rtc 1