system time - thank you
Thank you to all of you for your answers.
I found that by default the DEbian installer set yes as the value of the
constant UTC - specified in the file /etc/default/rcS -. I switched it
to NO and then back to YES : now the date command shows me the correct time.
So I think this is the general picture :
1 - when the system starts the value of the system time is defined
taking into account the value of the RTC time the value of the UTC
constant retrived at startup and the timezone information.
2 - when the system is up and running the system time is "the time that
matters" - as you said - and, when requested, it is presented to users
after the "timezone shift" eventually.
3 - when the system is shutdown the system time is _saved_ after
calculations based on the same informations as in line 1.
If all that I wrote is correct : why the command ' hwclock --show
--localtime' shows me the UTC time and 'hwclock --show --utc' shows me
the localtime ?
I set up UTC=yes and the timezone is Europe/Rome and I don't have
As last note I suggest to all the new at GNU/linux to read these
messages we wrote and the 2nd part of the hwclock manpage.
Thank You, again !