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Timezone info



Hi folks,

This Sunday in the UK the time will be going backwards one hour. I need to know if I can tell the system when to make this change or how I can find out when this change is scheduled for.

All our boxes use a local timeserver which punts out the UTC time and our linux boxes convert that into the localtime for the box.

Here's some info from one of my boxes

# date
Fri Oct 28 11:18:27 BST 2005
# date -u
Fri Oct 28 10:18:29 UTC 2005

Our /etc/localtime is pointing to /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/London. 
After the time change on Sunday `date` and `date -u` will output the same time (I hope ;)

Can anyone give me any pointers on finding out when/how the boxes will go back an hour please ?

It seems that the machine will only pick up the new time after a reboot  - can anyone confirm this ?

I've tried googling with not much luck. 
I've also browsed the archives for last year around October but didn't see anything there either.

Cheers
Nick .



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