Time and Timezone issues...

Harald Koenig koenig at tat.physik.uni-tuebingen.de
Thu Sep 4 11:00:02 CEST 2008

On Sep 04, Rod Whitby wrote:

> Marco Trevisan (Treviño) wrote:
> >> better not set TZ but do once (once after every update/upgrade?!):
> >>
> >> 	cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Rome /etc/localtime
> Even better to make that a symlink, then if your city ever changes it's
> daylight savings rule, then you will automatically get the update.

down side of symlinks (and hard links too, like used in some PC linux distro):  

if some other script or tool does a 

     cp some-holiday-timezone-file /etc/localtime

then you'll trash the original home zone timezone file:-(

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