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Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 18:25:53 +0200
From: Szabolcs Nagy <>
Subject: Re: localtime() isn't local

* Isaac Dunham <> [2012-10-26 07:37:20 -0700]:
> FWIW, the last line in /etc/localtime seems in proper format for the TZ variable (that is, export TZ=`tail -n 1 /etc/localtime` should give you a valid POSIX timezone).  I don't know why there's so much more cruft, and I've only checked with my timezone.
> Isaac Dunham <>

that's not always true as the posix tz format
cannot represent any timezone

in my tzdata files these are counter examples:


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