Daylight time (label) but standard time (time)

Daylight time (label) but standard time (time)

Post by Ian Nea » Tue, 28 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Minor irritation time.  In this part of Indiana, we don't do
daylight savings.  I checked to make sure the time hadn't changed
on my Linux box.  My machine (rumpole) always reports EST
(Eastern Standard Time), thusly:

Mon Oct 27 15:59:17 EST 1997

This is RedHat 4.2 (kernel 2.0.30) on a 486

I have an account on the departmental machine, running
SunOS Release 4.1.3_U1 that is similarly configured:

Mon Oct 27 16:00:21 EST 1997

When I finger my machine, it is reported in EDT but with
EST time:

Login: ian                              Name: Ian Neath
Directory: /home/ian                    Shell: /bin/bash
On since Mon Oct 27 15:45 (EDT) on ttyp0 from dilbert
   25 seconds idle
No mail.
No Plan.

Anybody know where daylight savings time label is creaping
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Daylight time (label) but standard time (time)

Post by Todd Knar » Wed, 29 Oct 1997 04:00:00

> Anybody know where daylight savings time label is creaping
> in?

Check your TZ environment variable. It's probably set to EST5EDT or
US/Eastern. In my /usr/lib/zoneinfo directory I have a a plain EST
zone file which should disable DST. There are also some zone files in
the US subdirectory, so you could set TZ to US/Eastern, US/East-Indiana
or US/Indiana-Starke to get better results. The names might give you
some clue which applies to you, or I believe there's a zone file
decoder around somewhere.

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1. Daylight Savings time, system time, hardware time....

I am sure that this has been rehashed a bunch of times, but I can't seem
to get it through my thick  skull...

I have a RedHat 6.0 system, 2.2.13 kernel.  I need to configure the darn
thing to keep the right time.  I can't seem to correctly configure the
hardware clock so that it correctly deals with DST.

I tried setting it to UTC using RedHat's tools, but it had no effect.
The time zone information must be correct, since the calendar displays
EDT, but the hardware clock and the system clock are now exactly
backwards.....  The hardware clock is one hour ahead of the system

Wed Apr 19 13:48:25 EDT 2000
Wed Apr 19 14:48:26 2000  -0.940635 seconds

What files do I need to change (by hand, not through possibly broken GUI
tools) to make this right?



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