[H-GEN] A question of users and time.
mbp at linuxcare.com.au
Fri Jun 2 11:31:53 EDT 2000
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On Sat, 3 Jun 2000, Jim wrote:
> Is it possible for two users on the same machine to have different
> timezones associated with their sessions.
More than possible; it's simple.
Each user must just set the TZ variable to the name of the timezone they
wish to use. For example:
$ ls -ld .
drwxr-sr-x 165 mbp mbp 12288 Jun 3 01:29 .
Sat Jun 3 01:30:14 EST 2000
$ export TZ=Australia/Perth
$ ls -ld .
drwxr-sr-x 165 mbp mbp 12288 Jun 2 23:29 .
Fri Jun 2 23:30:30 WST 2000
Unix stores most times as UTC internally, including file times. You may
wish to use UTC as the default to keep the logs understandable.
> - User A in Brisbane runs on EST
> - User B in Perth runs on WST
> - Machine believes it is whatever.
> I have trawled various man pages and documetation, which all seems to
> suggest that it is not possible. I just want to either be enlightened or
> have some confirmation that I can stop searching for an answer.
Martin Pool, Linuxcare, Inc.
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