Setting time zone in dd-wrt

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pauldmis
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 22:08    Post subject: Setting time zone in dd-wrt Reply with quote
I notice the time zone is set to UTC. How would I set the time zone to something different? I also live in one of those areas that doesn't follow daylight savings time.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 22:29    Post subject: Reply with quote
Bottom of the Setup page, change the Time Zone.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 22:32    Post subject: Reply with quote
All of the select able time zones are UTC, there are no other time zones like PST, MST, MDT, GMT, etc...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 22:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
UTC-05:00 = EST
UTC-08:00 = PST

etc...

http://www.timeanddate.com/library/abbreviations/timezones/

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 22:45    Post subject: Reply with quote
Luniz2k1 wrote:
UTC-05:00 = EST
UTC-08:00 = PST

etc...


Yes I'm aware of that, however I have a command that complains about the time being incorrect, though it is the correct time, it want the date to reflect PST, EST, etc and not UTC.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 22:49    Post subject: Reply with quote
My time is set to Thu Sep 3 15:47:05 UTC 2009

Which is my current time, the problem is date reports UTC and I need it to report MST
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 22:52    Post subject: Reply with quote
pauldmis wrote:
Yes I'm aware of that, however I have a command that complains about the time being incorrect, though it is the correct time, it want the date to reflect PST, EST, etc and not UTC.

And what command would that be? What is the issue with changing the time zone in the router to UTC-07:00?

MST = UTC-07:00

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 22:53    Post subject: Reply with quote
I can do the following

alias date="date | sed 's,UTC,MST,g'"

This sets an alias for date to change UTC to MST, but this is a hack.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 22:54    Post subject: Reply with quote
Actually that alias didn't work, I get an error still:

"needs an accurate clock to work correctly. Please check your time and date settings!"
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 0:13    Post subject: Reply with quote
It also help if you use an internet time server. There are public time servers found here: http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Servers/NTPPoolServers Also, chech here for a list on the right hand side choose your continent: http://www.pool.ntp.org/
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pauldmis
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:05    Post subject: Reply with quote
Notice I get different output when invoking the date command in two ways

root@router1:/# date
Fri Sep 4 00:03:19 UTC 2009
root@router1:/# TZ=UTC1MST date
Fri Sep 4 00:03:23 MST 2009
pauldmis
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:07    Post subject: Reply with quote
This works

root@router1:/# export TZ=UTC1MST
root@router1:/# date
Fri Sep 4 00:07:11 MST 2009
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 13:08    Post subject: Reply with quote
I would then advice to do this:

Code:
#!/bin/sh
echo "export TZ=UTC1MST" >>/tmp/root/.profile

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pauldmis
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 22:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
frater wrote:
I would then advice to do this:

Code:
#!/bin/sh
echo "export TZ=UTC1MST" >>/tmp/root/.profile


Thanks... already did it when I posted my last comment.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 23:02    Post subject: Reply with quote
Quote:
#!/bin/sh
echo "export TZ=UTC1CST" >>/tmp/root/.profile

I assume one would change the "UTC1MST" to "UTC1CST" to get it to read as 'Central Standard Time'?

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