patch to zic.8 to document format of UNTIL field
eggert at twinsun.com
Tue Oct 8 18:38:06 UTC 1996
From: "Rob Jones 4-6597 MR Sys" <jones at mr.med.ge.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Oct 1996 12:23:18 -0500
In the tzdata files when the UNTIL field is just a year (without a
month day) specified, does that mean up to and including that year,
or just up to ?
Somehow that didn't get documented. Here's a draft patch.
In practice I use vague dates like `1967' when I don't know
exactly when the rules changed, and a more precise time stamp
like `1967 Jan 1 00:00' if I know that's the exact time --
even though both inputs mean the same thing to `zic'.
RCS file: RCS/zic.8,v
retrieving revision 1995.7
retrieving revision 1922.214.171.124
diff -c -r1995.7 -r19126.96.36.199
*** zic.8 1995/10/30 14:58:15 1995.7
--- zic.8 1996/10/08 18:31:38 19188.8.131.52
*** 304,309 ****
--- 304,312 ----
If this is specified,
the time zone information is generated from the given GMT offset
and rule change until the time specified.
+ The month, day, and time of day have the same format as the IN, ON, and AT
+ columns of a rule; trailing columns can be omitted, and default to the
+ earliest possible value for the missing columns.
The next line must be a
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