Maintainer of timezone/zdump.c

Paul Eggert eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU
Fri May 20 21:03:03 UTC 2005

"Earl C. Ruby III" <earl at> writes:

> I am trying to locate the maintainer of the timezone/zdump.c program. 

tz at is it.  I'm removing the other CC's.

> I am running several dozen SuSE Linux systems and all of them show the same 
> (incorrect) results when zdump is run for an "Etc/UTC+X" timezone.

The sign convention for Etc/UTC+X is purposely backwards from what you

> I've written a set of Perl timezone conversion routines which pull
> data from zdump. I've added a patch to my software which works
> around this problem with zdump, but I feel that zdump itself should
> be fixed to deal with this.

As far as I can see, zdump is correct, and so is zic.

My advice is to stay away from those TZ=Etc/* settings.  For details,
please see the long comment in the etcetera file in the tz

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