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>>>>> "MB" == Mark Biango <mab@Sea.netstakes.com> writes:
MB> I have TZ on my machine set to EDT, but majordomo thinks its GMT.
This is not a problem, as I will demonstrate.
MB> This is the output of "date": Thu Sep 12 12:47:37 EDT 1996, yet if
MB> majordomo were to send me a message as list owner, or log a
MB> transaction to the majordomo log file, it would have a timestamp of
MB> Sep 12 16:47:37, or 4 hours later.
Which is, in fact, correct. You see, Eastern time is offset from GMT
(Grenwich Mean Time) by four or five hours, depending on whether or not
daylight savings is in effect. In other words, EDT is synonymous with
GMT-4hrs, and EST is synonymous with GMT-5hrs.
It is common practice to use GMT or UCT (Universal Coordinated Time) for
mail and news, as mail and news commonly cross all kinds of timezone
boundaries. GMT/UCT is constant regardless of where you are.
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