New package: tzcode-2003d-1

Dr. Volker Zell dr.volker.zell@oracle.com
Thu Nov 27 09:44:00 GMT 2003


The package 'tzcode' is now available with the Cygwin distribution.

 o http://www.twinsun.com/tz/tz-link.htm     (Homepage)
 o ftp://elsie.nci.nih.gov/pub/              (Download location) 
  
DESCRIPTION:
============
The public-domain time zone database contains code and data that represent the
history of local time for many representative locations around the globe. It 
is updated periodically to reflect changes made by political bodies to UTC
offsets and daylight-saving rules.

Each location in the database represents a national region where all clocks 
keeping local time have agreed since 1970. Locations are identified by continent 
or ocean and then by the name of the location, which is typically the largest city
within the region. For example, America/New_York represents most of the US eastern 
time zone; America/Indianapolis represents most of Indiana, which uses eastern 
time without daylight saving time (DST); America/Detroit represents most of 
Michigan, which uses eastern time but with different DST rules in 1975; and other 
entries represent smaller regions like Starke County, Kentucky, which switched 
from central to eastern time in 1991. To use the database, set the TZ environment
variable to the location's full name, e.g., TZ=America/New_York.


Enjoy!

 Volker
 
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