Subject: Re: strftime(%Z)
To: Johan Danielsson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <tv@NetBSD.ORG>
Date: 03/21/1998 09:59:46
On 21 Mar 1998, Johan Danielsson wrote:
: What should the following program output (given that your `normal'
: timezone isn't GMT):
: strftime(buf, sizeof(buf), "%Z", gmtime(&t));
: I think it should output `GMT', but it does output my local
: timezone. This seems to be consistent with most other systems I've
: tried, but I consider it a bug. Is this supposed to be bug compatible
: with something?
This is how the function is described in a couple standards.
If you really want it to display GMT for this, the procedure is simple:
putenv("TZ=GMT"). Actually, putenv("TZ=UTC") would be better. :>
-- Todd Vierling (Personal email@example.com; Bus. firstname.lastname@example.org)