Little things to do before installing anything

There are some things done in some installations but waiting for you to be done on another. Here I will tell you some of them (feel free to comment this page to insert new ones).

Change timezone

Just insert your timezone name into /etc/timezone, like this (as user)

echo “Europe/Madrid” | sudo tee /etc/timezone


echo “Europe/Madrid” > /etc/timezone

as root.

In debian based distributions you can use:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

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We can find installed zones in /usr/share/zoneinfo

Change locale

If you are not en_US (commonly installed in virtual servers by default), you may want to change it, so, you may (in a Debian based system…):

$ sudo locale-gen es_ES.UTF-8
$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales

To add es_ES with UTF-8 encoding.

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