Re: Off-topic year-2000

H. Peter Anvin (
16 Jan 1998 11:59:18 GMT

Followup to: <>
By author: "Richard B. Johnson" <>
In newsgroup:
> The current time, set by (void)time(&tim); in the program is correct
> in all cases and does not show the 5-hour difference. The 5-hour
> difference is likely caused by our 5-hour offset from GMT, but it
> doesn't show such an offset when using the current time, only in
> the future time.
> My TZ variable is set as TZ=EST and is exported. Removing it makes
> the time GMT so I know it's being checked and included in the
> calculations.
> So this is something that has to be looked at within the next two
> years <grin>.

This is most likely because "EST" isn't a valid timezone, although the
older timezone tables probably accept it. Try setting it to
(preferred) America/New_York or to US/Eastern and try again.


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