daylight saving in Egypt
straen at thorsen.priv.no
Tue Sep 4 20:58:57 UTC 2007
Yes, indeed - it is fine, I looked at the wrong file, sorry about that.
However, it is very likely that the date will not be incorrect for 2008,
as it will fall in the middle of Ramadan (again), so that might be
something to change later. Who knows if they will move the date into
August or to October.
Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] wrote:
>>> "Egypt will start its wintertime as of Friday, September 7," Cabinet
>>> Spokesman Magdi Radi announced Wednesday 22/8/2007. This means that
>>> Egyptians will set their clocks one hour backward.
>>> Egypt operates Daylight-Saving Time between the last Friday in April
>>> and the last Thursday in September when the clocks are a 3 hours
>>> of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
>>> The date will change a little bit this year because of Ramadan, the
>>> Holy Muslims fasting month due to start Thursday, September 13.
>> The current tzdata2007g.tar.gz does not have this, but Paul Eggert's
>> latest patch has it - so it is probably time to make a new release by
> It seems to me as if tzdata2007g.tar.gz does reflect the moved-up
> change--see below.
> Script started on Tue Sep 04 16:47:08 2007
> lecserver$ ftp elsie.nci.nih.gov
> Connected to lecserver.
> 220 lecserver FTP server (Version
> wu-2.6.2(4)+connect-dos.patch+realpath.patch Tue Apr 13 15:43:02 EDT
> 2004) ready.
> Name (elsie.nci.nih.gov:olsona): anonymous
> 331 Guest login ok, send your complete e-mail address as password.
> 230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
> ftp> binary
> 200 Type set to I.
> ftp> cd pub
> 250 CWD command successful.
> ftp> get tzdata2007g.tar.gz
> 200 PORT command successful.
> 150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for tzdata2007g.tar.gz (161080
> 226 Transfer complete.
> local: tzdata2007g.tar.gz remote: tzdata2007g.tar.gz
> 161080 bytes received in 0.029 seconds (5512.11 Kbytes/s)
> ftp> quit
> 221-You have transferred 161080 bytes in 1 files.
> 221-Total traffic for this session was 161827 bytes in 1 transfers.
> 221-Thank you for using the FTP service on lecserver.
> 221 Goodbye.
> lecserver$ gunzip < *.gz | tar xf -
> lecserver$ grep "Egypt.*2007" africa
> # saving time in Egypt will end in the night of 2007-09-06 to
> Rule Egypt 2007 max - Sep Thu>=1 23:00s 0
> lecserver$ exit
> script done on Tue Sep 04 16:48:24 2007
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