FW: Question on TZ data

Olson, Arthur David (NCI) olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Fri Oct 13 02:15:24 UTC 2000

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From: mikec at imeeting.net [mailto:mikec at imeeting.net]
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2000 9:47 PM
To: Olson, Arthur David (NCI)
Subject: RE: Question on TZ data

Ok I did what you suggested.  What I got is output that tells me what time
it is currently in all of the timezones of each country.

Here is what I'm trying to accomplish.  Maybe you can tell me if I can
accomplish my task with your database and the code  and data zip files

1. I need to build a text file the explains each recognizable timezone as

    Example: US-Eastern

    Daylight savings time = yes, 1 hour
    DST starts on first Sunday of April
    DST ends last Sunday of October

This information is in your textual files but it is very difficult and time
consuming to read.  My question.

Is there source code on the web that will product a concise listing of each
timezone and it's most recently observed start and end times for DST and /
or Standard times?

If so, can you tell me where I can get the source code and how to run it?

Like I said prior, I have your code downloaded and compiled on a UNIX
computer.  I have zdump working but I don't have enough documentation if
any that explains what these supportive files do.  Can you help me?

Again, thank you very much.

Michael Ciavarini

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