[tz] [PATCH] Introduce Epoch offset and local time Epoch

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Wed Oct 26 08:28:41 UTC 2016

Guy Harris wrote:
> did we *really* have to log in as root and type the "date" command after a reboot if we wanted the system's clock to be sufficiently close to reality?)

Yes. How quickly we forget! But here's a confirming source, which says, "After 
booting unix, the current date and time (date (1)) must be set": 

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