How to list all available locales on RHEL7 Linux

The following linux command will list all available locales currently available on the Redhat 7 system:

[root@rhel7 ~]# localectl list-locales

The list of all available locales on your system my be quite long so use grep command to narrow down your search. Bellow command will display for example all German available locales:

[root@rhel7 ~]# localectl list-locales | grep ^de
de_AT
de_AT.iso88591
de_AT.iso885915@euro
de_AT.utf8
de_AT@euro
de_BE
de_BE.iso88591
de_BE.iso885915@euro
de_BE.utf8
de_BE@euro
de_CH
de_CH.iso88591
de_CH.utf8
de_DE
de_DE.iso88591
de_DE.iso885915@euro
de_DE.utf8
de_DE@euro
de_LU
de_LU.iso88591
de_LU.iso885915@euro
de_LU.utf8
de_LU@euro
deutsch

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Using timedatectl command to change time and date on RHEL7 Linux system

When not using NTP you may need to set your system time manually. You have two options to set time and date on your RHEL7 linux. First option is to use date command to do this job or engage dedicated systemd timedatectl command. By default and without any arguments timedatectl will display a current time, local, universal and RTC times:

[root@rhel7 ~]# localectl
   System Locale: LANG=en_AU.iso88591
       VC Keymap: us
      X11 Layout: us
[root@rhel7 ~]# timedatectl
      Local time: Thu 2014-09-04 18:30:11 WST
  Universal time: Thu 2014-09-04 10:30:11 UTC
        RTC time: Thu 2014-09-04 10:30:10
        Timezone: Australia/Perth (WST, +0800)
     NTP enabled: n/a
NTP synchronized: no
 RTC in local TZ: no
      DST active: n/a

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How to change a timezone on RHEL7 Linux server

Changing a timezone on Redhat 7 Linux server is a easy task which can be done on a command line with a few commands. First find your timezone using timedatectl command. The following linux command will list all timezones:

[root@rhel7 ~]# timedatectl list-timezones

To narrow down the search you can use grep to search for a specific city. For example:

[root@rhel7 ~]# timedatectl list-timezones | grep -i bratislava
Europe/Bratislava

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How to reset the root password in RHEL7/CentOS7/Scientific Linux 7- based systems

Objective

Resetting the root password in RHEL7/CentOS7/Scientific Linux 7

Requirements

RHEL7 / CentOS7 / Scientific Linux 7

Difficulty

MODERATE

Instructions

Things have changed in the RHEL7 world and so has the preferred way of resetting the root password. Although the old way of interrupting the boot process (init=/bin/bash) still works, it is no longer bulletproof and recommended.
‘Systemd’ uses ‘rd.break’ to interrupt the boot. Let’s have a quick walk through the whole procedure.

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VNC connection to RHEL

Configuring VNC Server Access on a Redhat Linux

Most of the time as a Linux system administrator you are managing your servers over the network. It is very rare that you will need to have a physical access to any of your managed servers. In most cases all you need is to SSH remotely to do your administration tasks. In this article we will configure a GUI alternative to a remote access to your RHEL server, which is VNC. VNC allows you to open a remote GUI session to your server and thus providing you with a full graphical interface accessible from any remote location.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install required VNC packages
  • How to setup and start the VNC server on RHEL
  • How to connect to a graphical session remotely
  • How to run graphical programs in the xterm session

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