A few tweets ago, openSUSE Mauritius mentioned using YaST to configure the timezone on a machine with just a few clicks.
If you are more comfortable navigating GUI tools rather than the command-line, then YaST is a just a few clicks away to configure🛠️ the timezone on your #openSUSE machine.— openSUSE Mauritius (@openSUSE_MU) January 25, 2021
YaST Control Center > System > Date and Time pic.twitter.com/K2wimxyNDQ
YaST is a system setup & configuration tool. It was developed by SuSE in the mid-90s. YaST is an acronym for Yet another Setup Tool. It is a handy tool for administrators to install software, configure hardware, connect to a network, etc.
It is written in Ruby. It has both a GUI and is available as a command-line utility through a text-based user interface using ncurses.
To run the ncurses-based YaST version, run
sudo yast2 using the terminal. Then, use the tab & arrow keys to navigate and press the enter button to select an item. Menu items and buttons can be triggered by using the Alt + Hightlighted Letter. For example, to quit the screen as in the above screenshot, one would press Alt + Q.
YaST can be used to install software packages. Both the GUI &
yast2 command can be used to search for packages and install them. YaST uses the Zypp package management engine which is also used by the
zypper command-line tool, to manage software.
Additional modules can be installed to extend YaST's capabilities. For example, installaling the
yast2-docker package provides a module that allows YaST to manage Docker containers. The YaST website provides a list of available modules.