[tz] Azerbaijan canceled daylight saving time

John Haxby john.haxby at oracle.com
Thu Mar 24 10:44:32 UTC 2016

On 24/03/16 00:40, Matt Johnson wrote:
>> The confusion comes because in typical English usage 'GMT-4' often means 4 hours behind GMT. My impression is that the Etc/* zones are best avoided in applications that use time zone abbreviations.
> Makes sense.  Though I believe Etc/GMT-4 and its cousins are in wider use than you might think.
> Do you think it might help if we also had zones like Etc/UTC+4 that had the sign in the common direction?  Just a thought.

$ date
Thu 24 Mar 10:43:28 GMT 2016

$ TZ=Etc/GMT-4 date
Thu 24 Mar 14:43:41 GMT-4 2016

$ TZ=Etc/GMT+4 date
Thu 24 Mar 06:43:51 GMT+4 2016

I don't think that's what you wanted though.


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