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Re: To synchronize system time witn NTP-server with no winter time shift whole year - how to?

On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 02:50:55PM -0600, Paul E Condon wrote:
> On 2009-03-29_11:15:15, Ron Johnson wrote:
> > On 2009-03-29 10:49, Paul E Condon wrote:
> >> On 2009-03-29_22:29:41, Strong and Humble wrote:
> >>> Good day.


> > If you only have Linux on your computer, then it's clock is most likely 
> > UTC.
> On a Linux computer, the internal clock is almost certainly *NOT* UTC,
> rather it is "seconds since Unix Epoch", often shortened to "seconds

beg to differ, I believe the time is kept relative to UTC and the
recording method is unix time

> since Epoch", or just "Unix time". All the stuff about displaying year,
> month, day, AM/PM, and other human cultural things is done in software
> that reads the Unix clock and translates the reading into one of many
> different forms with which humans are more comfortable.
> The issue, for me, has been which of these human forms is displayed on
> my computer, and how do I control that choice. I think it would be
> crazy to switch to a different clock internally in the computer. It is
> seconds since Epoch, and always will be, so long as Linux/Unix/POSIX
> exists, IMHO.
> UTC is available as a translation. You can get it, if you want, by 
> selecting "Etc:UTC" in dpkg-reconfigure tzdata. 

I believe all this does is change the default system time zone try this

 date ; TZ=UTC date
Tue Mar 31 07:57:14 EST 2009
Mon Mar 30 20:57:14 UTC 2009

date is sensitive to the TZ variable

I am in Oz

> You can display a decimal representation of the binary number in the
> Unix clock in your computer by issuing the command "date +%s".
> >
> > Anyway, what's the purpose of why you want to do this?  To confuse  
> > yourself when looking at any other clock?

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