[ntp:questions] Re: thanks Martin Burnicki (NTP Problem continues)
jschrod at acm.org
Wed May 10 17:16:59 UTC 2006
Marvin Garcia wrote:
> Please see the lines bellow,
> root at snbntp0201 # echo $TZ
> root at snbntp0201 # date; date -u
> Wed May 10 19:35:04 GMT 2006
> Wed May 10 15:35:04 GMT 2006
> What i mean is that instead of subtract 4 it sum 4 to the GMT ... Do
> you see the diferences?
> I think this is ilogical or am i doing something wrong?
AFAICS, that's the way it's defined. See at the end of
explanation of TZ:
The offset is "the value added to the local time to arrive at Coordinated
Universal Time." That's also supported by "If preceded by a '-', the timezone
shall be east of the Prime Meridian" in that standard. That this is not the way
it's expressed on http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/ is an other issue. :-) Maybe
you find more explanations on that site.
Joachim Schrod Email: jschrod at acm.org
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