How do I set the system time to UTC?
How can I change the system time to UTC to match the CMOS clock which is set to UTC?
I installed FreeBSD with the time in the BIOS set nearly to local. After finishing the configuration I went into BIOS before boot so I could check on the settings (I had just cleared the Password). It then hit me, why not set the thing to UTC since thats what I sync myself on.
The only problem is when I booted the system and went into sysintsall->configuration->time zone. I pressed YES to the CMOS clock being on UTC but the closest to UTC/GMT I could get was Euro/UK with a BST setting so currently my system has time in UTC, but thinks it's EDT.
thus date returns
Sun Sep 3 UTC:TIME EDT 2006
I looked online and found out how to set it in sysctl for NetBSD but it doesn't do it for FreeBSD of course. Does it matter if it thinks the time zone is EDT when it's actually displaying UTC time?