[ntp:questions] Re: Problems with the Timezone
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Wed May 10 17:50:52 UTC 2006
Marvin Garcia wrote:
> Thanks Martin, 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?
GMT-4 is, I believe, the NAME of a time zone. I have no idea how the
name was arrived at but it has nothing to do with subtracting 4 from GMT
to get local time.
I think what you really want for your timeline is "US/Eastern". That
will give you minus 4 while daylight savings time is in effect a nd
minus 5 when we return to standard time.
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