set default system time zone
This file sets and exports the time zone environment variable TZ.
This file is executed by
to set the default local time zone on system startup.
The TZ variable can also be set by a user process to
override the default time zone.
The rules for interpreting the contents of the TZ variable
are given on
The default UnixWare 7 /etc/TIMEZONE
for the United States east coast:
Some applications may expect a TZ string other
than the default, and so may exhibit unexpected behavior
when reporting the time.
Setting the TZ variable before executing the program
to the value expected by the program can sometimes correct
any such problems.
From the shell, this can be done for a single execution of a
shell script or binary as in the following example (using the
United States east coast time zone as an example):
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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 25 April 2004