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RE: Timezone info



Hi Nigel,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nigel Wade [mailto:nmw ion le ac uk]
> Sorry you won't get this answer in time...

> You can get the full gory details from zdump.
> 
> # zdump -v Europe/London
> ...
> Europe/London  Sun Oct 30 00:59:59 2005 UTC = Sun Oct 30 
> 01:59:59 2005 BST 
> isdst=1 gmtoff=3600
> Europe/London  Sun Oct 30 01:00:00 2005 UTC = Sun Oct 30 
> 01:00:00 2005 GMT 
> isdst=0 gmtoff=0
> ...
> 
> So the timezone info says the clocks go back at 2am.
> 
> You can create new timezone files with zic. Or specify custom 
> timezone 
> information in the TZ environment variable. Changing the 
> timezone does require a 
> reboot for all the system processes and daemons to pick up the change.

Thats exactly the info I needed. I'll document that for next year ;) .
I've never heard of zdump or zic so this should be interesting .

Thanks for your help,
Nick .


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