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Re: [h-e-w] TZ in Win2k

From: Michael R. Wolf
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] TZ in Win2k
Date: 21 Jan 2003 14:35:50 -0800
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Jason Rumney <address@hidden> writes:

> Bin Zhang <address@hidden> writes:
> > I installed Windows port of GNU rcs as instructed in the NTEmacs
> > website.  RCS wouldn't run without setting TZ environmental
> > variable. What should I set TZ as (I'm in Hawaii, GMT-10:00)?  I tried
> > GMT-10:00, HST, -10:00.
> You TZ variable should be a combination of the first two, except that
> timezones are backwards (my theory is that TZ was invented in the
> US, and the US did not want to be negative). Also, specifying the
> minutes is optional, and I think it is implementation dependant
> whether a colon is used (at least on Windows where most
> implementations do not follow the POSIX spec for TZ)
> so TZ=HST10 should give you the correct times now.

A navigator's rhyme could help with the positive/negative issue:

    East is least
    West is best

Not a judgement, just a mnemonic.

Michael R. Wolf
    All mammals learn by playing!

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