reading time zone information
qmk at mac.com
Sat Oct 20 13:41:39 UTC 2001
I need to obtain the current time zone information (including DST
start/end dates) for about 6 cities, so I downloaded your comprehensive
database. However, I'm having difficulty understanding the format.
I was wondering if the database comes in a simple text file format that
can be easily understood. For example, a list of city names, and for
each city, the following information (only the current information, I
don't need historical information):
* UTC difference (for example, plus 10 hours)
* DST difference (plus 1 hour)
* DST starting day (for example, second Sunday in January at 2am)
* DST ending day (in standard local time)
That would be really helpful.
Alternatively, if it's not too much trouble, could I give you the city
names and you could tell me the above info for each city? I tried to
read the text files myself but I can't understand it. Even if I get what
I think is the correct DST start/end dates, I have no idea whether I've
read it correctly because the format is too complicated.
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