[tz] Use of <> delimiters in TZ string is not documented
alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 18:49:28 UTC 2016
The Asia/Almaty tzfile generated from recent Github tzdata snapshot
contains the following TZ string at the end of the file
$ git describe
$ strings etc/zoneinfo/Asia/Almaty | tail -1
This format is not documented in newtzset.3:
When TZ is used directly as a specification of the time conversion
information, it must have the following syntax (spaces inserted for
std and dst Three or more bytes that are the designation
the standard (std) or summer (dst) time zone.
Only std is required; if dst is missing, then
summer time does not apply in this locale.
Upper- and lowercase letters are explicitly
allowed. Any characters except a leading colon
(:), digits, comma (,), ASCII minus (-), ASCII
plus (+), and NUL bytes are allowed.
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