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RE: CVS time zone

From: Christopher.Fouts
Subject: RE: CVS time zone
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 17:31:38 -0500

Thanks to all. Server is set to UTC and I'll leave
it at that...


>-----Original Message-----
>From: address@hidden 
>[mailto:address@hidden On Behalf Of Todd Denniston
>Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2005 5:16 PM
>To: Fouts Christopher (IFNA MP DC)
>Cc: address@hidden
>Subject: Re: CVS time zone
>address@hidden wrote:
>> What is the CVS environment variable to set the
>> CVS repository's time zone, CVS_TZ? I couldn't
>> find it in the online docs (searching for "time
>> zone"). Also should it be set to UTC or EST (in
>> eastern US).
>CVS on the server uses the TZ set on the server OS, to get the 
>time and uses UTC internally. on linux try `ls /etc/localtime 
>-l` man tzselect
>If you happen to be asking about how the time is displayed in 
>`cvs log`, in 1.11.x[2] at least it is always in UTC. IMHO 
>that is  the correct one for CVS to use, it is pretty 
>unambiguous. If you want logs shown in EST, look at cvs2cl[1] 
>which by default shows them in client machine local timezone, 
>or you can select UTC.
>As for as what your server machine should be set to ... either 
>the correct TZ for its location, or UTC as long as when the 
>admin is setting the time s/he sets the time that is correct 
>for the used TZ. easy choice :) I generally use local TZ 
>(US/East-Indiana) for the OS system time, and because the Hard 
>Ware Clock is not shared with another operating system it 
>keeps time at UTC and hwclock knows both of these timezones. 
>So I can always gripe at people about _when_ they did things, 
>the server gets system time from an several NTP sources.:)
>[2] in 1.12.x I have heard they have played with some of the 
>time outputs, but I have not kept track of which ones and how 
>they have changed them, the things I indicated may have changed.
>Todd Denniston
>Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane) 
>Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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