date reports wrong date/time with DST 2007 on windows 2003 in timezone
Tue Sep 4 15:13:00 GMT 2007
On 9/4/07, Larry Hall (Cygwin) <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> lei chao wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I just installed cygwin 1.5.24-2 on windows 2003. To test some
> > timezone issue, I set system time to Nov 2, 2007. Then if I set
> > TZ to PST8PDT, date command reports one hour behind the correct time.
> > but if I unset TZ, date works well. And it looks like date can
> > work with PST8PDT correctly in 2006 instead of 2007.
> Try setting the date to 11/21 and try again. IIRC, DST extends an extra
> 3 weeks this year in the US. Don't know why it would "work" without TZ
> set though. Sounds like a Windows problem. Is your system up-to-date
> with patches.
Nov 2 is chosen on purpose because it's still Daylight Saving time in
2007. 11/21 is not DST. it's not a windows problem as windows
reports the date/time correctly. And if I unset TZ, date command of
cygwin also reports data/time correctly. Only when I set TZ=PST8PDT,
it reports incorrectly.
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