[tz] [PATCH v2 2/4] zic.8: s/time zone/timezone/ for consistency

Alejandro Colomar alx.manpages at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 19:02:15 UTC 2022

Hi Paul,

On 11/23/22 19:42, Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 2022-11-23 05:48, Alejandro Colomar wrote:
>> This adds consistency across other manual pages, and with POSIX.1.
> The tzdb project documentation uses the phrase "time zone" for the ordinary 
> English meaning that you'll see in time zone maps or in phrases like "time zone 
> abbreviation", whereas it uses the single word "timezone" to mean the POSIX idea 
> of a set of rules that map UTC to local time. So, for example, this proposed 
> change:
>> -A time zone abbreviation uses a
>> +A timezone abbreviation uses a
> would not be right, because an time zone abbreviation like "PDT" doesn't denote 
> a set of rules like a TZ string would.
> I suggest modifying other Linux manual pages to be consistent with this usage, 
> rather than trying to use the single word "timezone" for both usages. Quite 
> possibly most other Linux manual pages typically use "timezone" because they're 
> typically talking about the POSIX meaning, which would mean they're already OK.

It makes sense.  Thanks.



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