cygcheck's understanding of TZ

Denis Excoffier
Thu Jun 9 19:50:00 GMT 2011

On 2011-06-09 21:26, Edward McGuire wrote:

> [snip]
> #include <sys/time.h>
> [snip]
>  time_t now;
> [snip]
>  printf ("\nCygwin Configuration Diagnostics\n");
>  time (&now);
>  printf ("Current System Time: %s\n", ctime (&now));
> It's using C RTL calls. And cygcheck(1) is linked with msvcrt.dll,
> not GNU, and therefore cygcheck(1) has Microsoft C RTL behavior.
> Microsoft C RTL does not support the pathname syntax extension;
> that's a GNU thing.

Exactly. That's why i suggested to use the UTC time zone (rather than
an implicit local one), which msvcrt.dll probably is able to provide
with no bug.

We also could go a little bit beyond cgf's suggestion in
(to use `date(1)') and remove completely the
`Current System Time:' line in `cygcheck -s'. Already,
this time indication is not given under the
other cygcheck's options.


Denis Excoffier.

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