[tz] Posix time zone question
pmachata at redhat.com
Mon Jan 16 23:22:30 UTC 2012
Donald MacQueen <dmacq at erols.com> writes:
> But if posix/America/Detroit and America/Detroit are the same, what is
> the point of even having posix/America/Detroit?
X is whatever happens to be the default, right/X is explicitly with leap
seconds, posix/X is explicitly without them.
I seem to recall that identical zones are hardlinked, so having two (or
several) files like that only has an overhead of one inode. At least on
Linux, I don't know how AIX works in this regard.
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