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Re: 780 files in /usr/share/zoneinfo/

On Mon 30 Nov 2020 at 17:28:50 (-0500), Stefan Monnier wrote:
> > Finally, competing with the politicians, the scientists have
> > complicated things with their atomic time and leap seconds.
> Is there leap-second information in the zoneinfo files?
> Isn't this info "global" (i.e. not specific to particular time zones)?
>         Stefan "who for some reason presumed it's kept elsewhere but
>                 couldn't say why"


$ TZ=posix/America/Chicago date; TZ=right/America/Chicago date
Mon Nov 30 18:45:34 CST 2020
Mon Nov 30 18:45:07 CST 2020

I don't know whether their history is encoded somewhere. I only
recall the first leap second because IIRC the BBC changed the
pips about the same time (making the sixth pip longer).


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