How do you generate POSIX time zone strings?
Markus G. Kuhn
kuhn at cs.purdue.edu
Fri Mar 21 17:10:54 UTC 1997
Tony Glenning wrote on 1997-03-21 01:43 UTC:
> I am not too familiar with all the varients
> of the POSIX strings. If you (or anyone else) could send me the standard
> (or a reference to the standard) regarding these strings, that would
> help out.
The POSIX format for describing a time zone rule in the TZ environment
variable is defined in
ISO/IEC 9945-1:1996 (ANSI/IEEE Std 1003.1, 1996 Edition),
Information technology--Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX)
Part 1: System Application Program Interface (API) [C Language],
896 pages, ISBN 1-55937-573-6, IEEE order number SH94352-NYF.
Price: 120 USD (first copy for IEEE members: 84 USD).
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Markus G. Kuhn, Computer Science grad student, Purdue
University, Indiana, USA -- email: kuhn at cs.purdue.edu
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