[tz] Turkey ZoneInfo

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Wed Nov 16 18:51:04 UTC 2016

On 2016-11-16 05:03, Sundeep Dasari wrote:
> Iam trying to extract turkey zoneinfo from "tzdata2016i.tar.gz"
> package and is not successfully.

What are you trying to extract and for what purpose?
In what way is it not successful?
What symptoms of failure are you seeing?

Does zic produce error messages or not produce files and
directories with files under your destination directory?

> I have done the following to extract turkey zone info:
> zic -d ./mytemp/ asia
> zic -d ./mytemp/ europe
> Turkey should be either in Europe or in Asia.

Have you tried browsing the asia and europe files in an
editor and searching for "Turkey"?
Run the included tzselect script to find zones associated
with Turkey.

Timezones do not use country names, they use the name of
the largest urban population centre in the region.

Look in your target directory for names you may associate
with Turkey. [For US users, Thanksgiving is not a zone ;^> ]

> Please provide me with your support in this regard.

The zoneinfo files compiled by zic are binary files for
use by programs and their contents are documented in
the man page for tzfile(5). The source file format and
contents are documented in the man page for zic(8).

Please read the Theory file provided with the source to
understand how to use tzdata and zoneinfo.

[Is is September again already? ;^> ]

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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