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Re: Why date command don't use my time zone ?



On Thu, Jun 29, 2006 at 13:31:56 -0400, Bill Marcum wrote:
>On Wed, Jun 28, 2006 at 11:45:32AM +0100, Magnus Therning wrote:
>> 
>> (The following is based on my experience. I hope I'm not entirely wrong
>> in my understanding of how this works. :-)
>> 
>> If you log in on a regular terminal (i.e. not in X at all) then
>> /etc/environmentis used. Mine looks like this:
>> 
>>   LANGUAGE="en_GB:en_GB:en"
>>   LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
>> 
>> The dpkg-reconfigure you did should have affected that file. However,
>> I'm not sure whether it'll take effect without a reboot.
>> 
>> If you log in using a display manager (GDM, KDM, ...) then it might set
>> the locale itself (I know GDM does). AFAIK you have to log out, change
>> the locale, then log in again in order to change it.
>> 
>The OP was asking why "date" does not show the time in the correct time
>zone.  That is set by /etc/timezone or the TZ environment variable.
>The locale affects the language for month and weekday names, whether
>dates are shown in m/d/y or d/m/y or y-m-d format, and whether time is
>shown in 12 or 24 hours.

Ah, thanks for the correction :-)

/M

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