What time zone is a cron job using?
Cron job uses the server's define timezone (UTC by default) which you can check by typing the
date command in terminal.
All countries timezones are defined in
When you cd into this directory you will see the name of different countries and their timezone.
Command to change server timezone.
sudo ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Los_Angeles /etc/localtime
If you live in America > LA you can change your time-zone using above command. Change the country and state according to your requirement.
Command to check the date and time:
Set time and date from the command line:
date -s "19 APR 2012 11:14:00"