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timezone irregularity when Windows TZ is set to Indiana
- From: Joseph Tate <jtate at dragonstrider dot com>
- To: Cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 18:10:37 -0500
- Subject: timezone irregularity when Windows TZ is set to Indiana
If I have a Windows PC with the timezone set to
"(GMT-05:00)Indiana(East)", date +%Z returns the timezone as "USEST".
Is this designed or broken behavior?
If I set TZ to USEST date returns a GMT time. I've noticed that there
is no zoneinfo package, but if I copy /usr/share/zoneinfo from a RHL
system, and set the TZ env variable to 'America/Indianapolis' I get back
EST as the timezone.
Where does the "USEST" come from? Is that a Windows-ism or something in
I'm using cygwin 1.5.7-1 on Windows XP SP 1 with all updates supplied.
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