Posix Timezone format

Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Tue Dec 2 19:20:25 UTC 2008

> At best, you could, for example, have a program that reads the source

> files for the Olson database and picks the *last* start-of-DST and
> of-DST transition rules and constructs a POSIX time zone value from  
> them.  It might be possible to modify the zic program (the program  
> that reads the source files and generates the binary files from them).

Recent-vintage time zone binary files end with either a line that's the
POSIX time zone value (or a blank line if a POSIX value can't represent
future transitions).


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