Subject: Re: Timezones
To: Don Youdale <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/05/1995 16:18:11
Don Youdale writes:
> In the system configuration file, how do I set the
> TIMEZONE option for Eastern daylight time. I have tried
> setting to an offset of 300 minutes from GMT but the
> system always shows PDT instead of EDT. While I'm sure
> the theory is quite simple, I am at a loss as to how it
> works.

look at the symlink in /etc/ to the compiled ZIC file. By default, it
points to Pacific. Change it to Eastern. DO NOT hack the kernel.

BTW, setting timezone should be a question during installation.