Bodhi is especially suitable for installing on small, lightweight netbooks and tablets that travellers take with them on long-distance trips. So there should be an obvious, user-friendly tool to change the time zone, right?
Well there is a friendly tool, but it's not obvious.
Just run this command at the terminal:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
The screens that open will first let you select the continent, then a particular city on that continent. Click OK, and you're done. All clock-related applications will now show your local time zone.
If you are traveling often enough, this command may become a familiar and easily-remembered friend - but if you change zones less often it could become harder to remember.
Turning it into a simple script can help with this.
All you need to do is start Leafpad (or another text editor) and enter or paste in the following text:-
#!/bin/bash xterm -e sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
You can see that our Time Zone command is in there.
Now save the file (File > Save As ) in your home directory giving it a suitable name like 'TimeSet.sh' where the '.sh' identifies the file as a shell script. You can now close the text editor and start up the File Manager.
This should open in your Home directory, and show the new file TimeSet.sh amongst any other files and folders you may have in there. We now need to alter the permissions of our new file so that Bodhi will permit it to be executed as a program.
Right-click on the filename, and select Properties > Permissions
Then ensure that the 'Make the file executable' box is ticked before closing.
Double-click on the TimeSet.sh filename/icon and you should see a dialog that lets you execute the script, enter the password and then set the Time Zone as before.
The advantage is that the next time you go away, all you have to remember is that there is a TimeSet script in your Home folder.