tzselect man page

tzselect — select a timezone

Description

The tzselect program asks the user for information about the current location, and outputs the resulting timezone description to standard output. The output is suitable as a value for the TZ environment variable.

All interaction with the user is done via standard input and standard error.

Exit Status

The exit status is zero if a timezone was successfully obtained from the user, nonzero otherwise.

Environment

AWK
Name of a Posix-compliant awk program (default: awk).
TZDIR
Name of the directory containing timezone data files (default: /usr/share/zoneinfo).

Files

TZDIR/iso3166.tab
Table of ISO 3166 2-letter country codes and country names.
TZDIR/zone.tab
Table of country codes, latitude and longitude, TZ values, and descriptive comments.
TZDIR/TZ
Time zone data file for timezone TZ.

See Also

tzfile(5), zdump(8), zic(8)

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Referenced By

environ(7), tzfile(5).

2007-05-18 Linux System Administration