[tz] Bug report: "Asia" timezone

Boruch Baum boruch_baum at gmx.com
Tue Jun 19 19:55:55 UTC 2012

I was recently showing off ...
and I entered the following command

$ date && TZ=Asia/Moscow date
Tue Jun 19 15:48:14 EDT 2012
Tue Jun 19 19:48:14 Asia 2012

My initial reaction, besides some embarrassment
at getting the continent wrong (and most of
Russia's timezone are in Asia), is that this
is a bug in the coreutils date command.
However, I thought it would be of interest to
members of the list.

It's a double bug. It's printing out a
non-existent timezone, and it's using GMT for

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