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Re: [SLUG] Timezone and Daylight Savings Time
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Timezone and Daylight Savings Time
- From: "Jesus M. Salvo Jr." <jesus.salvo@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2005 14:36:23 +1100
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Christopher JS Vance wrote:
On Tue, Feb 01, 2005 at 01:43:11PM +1100, Jesus M. Salvo Jr. wrote:
When I run the 'date' command while we are in daylight savings time,
Tue Feb 1 13:35:07 EST 2005
1) Why is it "EST" ? Shouldn't it be "EDT" or "AEDT" ?
S for Summer. We don't do Daylight Time here.
Huh ? What do you mean "we don't do daylight time" here in NSW ?
There are no "legal" or universal abbreviations for timezones in
Australia. I've also seen EASST and EADT. In some places, I think
it's also called L (or K in Queensland, right now...).
And someone in Norway knows something that Australian governments and
2) Anyone know how to change the output of "date" so that it shows
the GMT offset instead ?
Check the manual pages date(1) or strftime(3) if you have them.
Depends on your OS.
I know that you can format the output of the date command.
What I was after was having the _default_ ( that is, no options ) output
of date to display GMT offset instead of "EST".