How to set the timezone in FreeBSD without the use of sysinstall

Usually you want your timezone to be set to your local time instead of the UTC time.

If you don’t know which file to use, first find them all and look around:

When you found your timezone you must copy the file to the right location to use it, you can do this with the following command:

Now when you check the current time with the command date you will notice that the zone has changed:

Since I install most servers in this timezone its faster for me to set the timezone with simply copying the zoneinfo file instead of running sysinstall.