[tz] CST timezone that does not account for DST

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at systematicsw.ab.ca
Thu Jul 30 18:21:57 UTC 2015

On 2015-07-30 09:24, random832 at fastmail.us wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 29, 2015, at 17:56, Nilesh Parmar wrote:
>> How can we have CST timezone that does not account for DST ?
>> Using the POSIX string, we can create a timezone called CST that is GMT+6
>> as follows:
> That's GMT-6. GMT+6 is the time in e.g. Kazakhstan, and is not AFAIK
> called CST anywhere it is used.
>> [root at hp-dl120gen9-01 ~]# TZ=:CST6 date
>> Thu Jul  9 06:50:29 CST 2015
> You shouldn't use the : if you are using a POSIX string. Just TZ=CST6
> should work on any POSIX system.
>> But this is not consitent if tzdata package is update.
> Why not?
>> Also this does take into account DST change?
> It shouldn't.
> Anyway, if this is for Saskatchewan what's wrong with America/Regina?
> What do you need this for?

In Canada, areas that do not change their GMT offset do change their time
legally at the same time as the rest of North America, from CST to MDT or
MST to PDT, etc. i.e. they observe the daylight saving time of the zone to
the west. ;^>

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis

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