Our (US) $s at work.
paul at city-fan.org
Sun Jul 31 17:09:46 UTC 2005
On Sun, 2005-07-31 at 13:02 -0400, taharka wrote:
> Now I have a question,
> Jeff Vian wrote:
> >On Sun, 2005-07-31 at 09:49 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> >>On Sunday 31 July 2005 01:23, jdow wrote:
> >>>Regardless of all points taken in this discussion think a moment of
> >>>the humor of the whole thing, please. The repair for Linux is one
> >>>file that is not even an executable. For my case it's the usr share
> >>>file: "/usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Los_Angeles"
> >>And how would one go about fixing it?, mine
> >>(/usr/share/zoneinfo/America/New_York) seems to be some compressed
> >This does not need fixing. When/if the date/time of the change between
> >standard and daylight times changes, your timezone file (New York | Los
> >Angeles | whatever) gets replaced/updated and it automagically happens
> >at the proper time.
> >That file as you both have listed tells the system when to switch times.
> >There are many of those files on your system, one for each official time
> >zone area around the world.
> My file reads, "/usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Kentucky". Now, there are
> two selections in that directory, Louisville & Monticello. I have
> selected Louisville for my time zone. Suppose I wanted to make a copy of
> the Louisville file, modify it to suite my taste (bear in mind, the
> previous poster pointed out, the file "seems to be some compressed
> format") & save the file as Lexington (which is where I am actually
> located) in the /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Kentucky directory. How do I
> modify the compressed file? Or, do simply copy the Louisville file &
> rename it to Lexington?
Copying should work in your case. In the general case, where you want to
create your own timezone data, see "man zic".
Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org>
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