finding tz-link.htm and other documentation....
nealmcb at avaya.com
Thu Apr 19 21:08:56 UTC 2001
Thanks to you all for a great database and set of tools!
I found your ftp site pretty easily, but it took a surprisingly long
time for me to find the best information, i.e. tz-link.htm, buried in
the tzcode.tar.gz. It isn't mentioned directly at the FTP site, in
the tzcode README, or anywhere at all in any of the tzdata files. I
read all the man pages, etc. and just didn't get to tz-link.htm until
I had played on-and-off for a few days. Of course it might have
occurred to me that a .htm file would be useful, but the name just didn't
To aid future explorers (especially those without tar, etc), could you
keep the latest copy of tz-link.htm on the cannonical ftp site at
ftp://elsie.nci.nih.gov/pub/ and mention it in the tzcode README file?
The tzdata database itself never mentions the ftp site at all. It
would be helpful to either include a tiny README, or a comment in each
tzdata file, to point to the ftp site and tz-link.htm.
A README at the ftp site would be handy to indicate what all the other
files there are.
Finally, tzselect is also a useful solution to a common problem, and
should be mentioned in tz-link.htm and the README, I think.
Neal McBurnett <nealmcb at avaya.com> 303-538-4852 Denver
http://bcn.boulder.co.us/~neal/ (with GPG/PGP keys)
Avaya Inc: http://www.avaya.com/
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