Quote:>This is really bothering me. I'm almost certain I can set my time zone
>with "date -s datestr" where datestr "can be in almost any common format."
>But I can't figure out how the hell it wants me to tell it my time zone.
Setting the timezone is done by making a symlink to the appropriate
zoneinfo file, stored in /usr/lib/zoneinfo.
Exactly what symlink should be made depends on the distribution. RedHat
/etc/localtime -> /usr/lib/zoneinfo/yourtimezone
while Slackware (at least in the 2.2 release I used a while back) had
/usr/lib/zoneinfo/localtime -> /usr/lib/zoneinfo/yourtimezone
Cutting a long story short, you need to make sure that the zoneinfo
file describing your timezone is available as /usr/lib/zoneinfo/localtime
It is also recommended that 'posixrules' and 'posixtime' be set up as
symlinks to the localtime file, all in /usr/lib/zoneinfo
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