[tz] Beginner's help request

Tom Lane tgl at sss.pgh.pa.us
Mon Nov 20 19:34:17 UTC 2017

Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> writes:
> As zefram mentioned, your best bet might be to look at tzdata.zi, which 
> contains all the data for all the entries in zone1970.tab. You can get 
> the current released version here:

> https://www.iana.org/time-zones/repository/tzdb/tzdata.zi

Perhaps veering a bit from the thread topic, but: would it be reasonable
to request that that file contain some version-identifying info?
Ideal from my standpoint would be a tz release number, eg

# This zic input file is in the public domain.
# Zone data as of tzdata2017c.
R A 1916 o - Jun 14 23s 1 S
R A 1916 1919 - O Sun>=1 23s 0 -
R A 1917 o - Mar 24 23s 1 S

but if that's hard, a date would do.  The body of the file is sufficiently
not-human-readable that it's hard to identify what you're dealing with
if you don't already know.

			regards, tom lane

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