Subject: Re: setting time
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/22/1999 20:03:58
>For US Eastern time, that's /usr/share/zoneinfo/US/Eastern.  (The
>default installation has a symlink to /usr/share/zoneinfo/US/Pacific.)

um...why?  some backwards refernce to ucb?  i've always wondered about

>I suggest "copy or symlink" depending on your preference.  Using a
>symlink has the effect that figuring out what 'localtime' does and
>where it points is easier.  Copying the file has the effect that the
>timezone shown/used by 'date' and other programs is correct even
>before /usr is mounted.  Personally, I prefer the latter, since I
>know how my machine's /etc/localtime is set up.  8-)

in that case there's always

# cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/US/Eastern /
# kill 1
# umount -a
# mkdir -p /usr/share/zoneinfo/US
# mv /Eastern /usr/share/zoneinfo/US
# ^D


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