[tz] [PATCH 1/1] Add UTC to zone tables
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Thu Mar 10 23:21:53 UTC 2016
On 03/10/2016 02:04 PM, J William Piggott wrote:
> Should there be a zone table (tzselect) entry for UTC?
One can use tzselect to choose UTC already, no? Something like the
Please identify a location so that time zone rules can be set correctly.
Please select a continent, ocean, "coord", or "TZ".
5) Atlantic Ocean
8) Indian Ocean
9) Pacific Ocean
10) coord - I want to use geographical coordinates.
11) TZ - I want to specify the time zone using the Posix TZ format.
Please enter the desired value of the TZ environment variable.
For example, GST-10 is a zone named GST that is 10 hours ahead (east) of
The following information has been given:
Therefore TZ='UTC0' will be used.
Selected time is now: Thu Mar 10 23:19:59 UTC 2016.
Universal Time is now: Thu Mar 10 23:19:59 UTC 2016.
Is the above information OK?
You can make this change permanent for yourself by appending the line
TZ='UTC0'; export TZ
to the file '.profile' in your home directory; then log out and log in
Here is that TZ value again, this time on standard output so that you
can use the ./tzselect command in shell scripts:
More information about the tz