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ZDUMP(8)	       DragonFly System Manager's Manual	      ZDUMP(8)

NAME

zdump -- timezone dumper

SYNOPSIS

zdump [-vV] [-c [loyear,]hiyear] [-t [lotime,]hitime] [zonename ...]

DESCRIPTION

The zdump utility prints the current time in each zonename named on the command line. The following options are available: -v For each zonename on the command line, print the time at the low- est possible time value, the time one day after the lowest possi- ble time value, the times both one second before and exactly at each detected time discontinuity, the time at one day less than the highest possible time value, and the time at the highest pos- sible time value, Each line ends with isdst=1 if the given time is Daylight Saving Time or isdst=0 otherwise. -V Like -v, except omit the times relative to the extreme time val- ues. This generates output that is easier to compare to that of implementations with different time representations. -c [loyear,]hiyear Cut off verbose output near the start of the given year(s). By default, the program cuts off verbose output near the starts of the years -500 and 2500. -t [lotime,]hitime Cut off verbose output at the start of the given time(s), given in decimal seconds since 1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC.

LIMITATIONS

The -v option may not be used on systems with floating-point time_t val- ues that are neither float nor double. Time discontinuities are found by sampling the results returned by localtime(3) at twelve-hour intervals. This works in all real-world cases; one can construct artificial time zones for which this fails. In the output, ``UT'' denotes the value returned by gmtime(3), which uses UTC for modern time stamps and some other UT flavor for time stamps that predate the introduction of UTC. No attempt is currently made to have the output use ``UTC'' for newer and ``UT'' for older time stamps, partly because the exact date of the introduction of UTC is problematic.

SEE ALSO

ctime(3), tzfile(5), zic(8) DragonFly 4.1 December 8, 2013 DragonFly 4.1