The default system timezone can be set by linking the timezone file to
# ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/<timezone> /etc/localtime
To change the timezone on a per user basis, the
TZ variable can be exported
from your shells profile:
By default the hardware clock is stored as UTC in Void Linux, Windows does not
use UTC by default and conflicts with Void Linux, you can either change windows
to use UTC or Void Linux to use
To change how the hardware clock is read and written, change the
To maintain accuracy of your system's clock, you can use the Network Time Protocol (NTP).
Void provides packages for three NTP daemons: NTP, OpenNTPD and Chrony.
Once you have installed an NTP daemon, you can enable the service.
NTP is the official reference implementation of the Network Time Protocol.
ntp package provides NTP and the
For further information, visit the NTP site.
OpenNTPD focuses on providing a secure, lean NTP implementation which "just works" with reasonable accuracy for a majority of use-cases.
openntpd package provides OpenNTPD and the
For further information, visit the OpenNTPD site.
Chrony is designed to work well in a variety of conditions; it can synchronise faster and with greater accuracy than NTP.
chrony package provides Chrony and the
The Chrony site provides a brief overview of its advantages over NTP, as well as a detailed feature comparison between Chrony, NTP and OpenNTPD.