Linux Set date, time and timezone

When setting the date and time for your server, it's also important to set the correct time zone.
cd /etc
rm -f localtime
ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/US/Eastern localtime
date MMDDhhmmYYYY
# example> date 010117302013
# January 1, 2013  5:30PM
# note: 24-hour time for hh
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