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timezone(5)							   timezone(5)

       timezone,  dst - difference between Universal (Greenwich mean) time and
       Local time

       A default value of indicates that the default value  for	 the  timezone
       tunable	(420 minutes west of Greenwich, England ) is to be interpreted
       as a daylight savings time value.

   Allowed values
       The value for the tunable should correspond to a defined time zone, and
       thus  should  be	 at least a multiple of 15 minutes.  More commonly the
       value will be a multiple of 60 or 30 minutes, corresponding to an  hour
       or half-hour time zone.

       The value of the tunable specifies if the time is with daylight savings
       or not.	When the value is set to then the  system  is  using  daylight
       savings time, and if it is set to the system is not.

   Recommended values
       Any  allowed  value  is equally recommended.  However, the chosen value
       should correspond to the time zone and daylight saving  scheme  of  the
       system  site  or	 to  a	time zone and daylight saving scheme which has
       meaning for applications or users.

       The tunable is the difference between Greenwich	mean  time  (Universal
       Time)  and local time, expressed as minutes west of Greenwich, England.
       The tunable indicates whether the tunable is to	be  interpreted	 as  a
       standard or daylight savings time value.

       These  tunables provide a way to convert between Grenwich Mean Time (or
       Universal Time) and local time.	Although is a tunable, it is not  used
       to  affect  the behavior of the system.	Rather, it is used to remember
       time zone information when the system is rebooted.  This information is
       returned	 by  under  HP-UX  extensions.	 The tunable is independent of
       other methods of indicating time zones.	For example, gets or sets  the
       time  in	 either Universal or local time by using the environment vari‐
       able.  In this case the tunable has no effect.  In general, it is  best
       to refer to the manpages for specific system calls such as and to check
       if there is a dependency on the tunable.

   Who Is Expected to Change This Tunable?

   Restrictions on Changing
       Changes to these tunables take effect at the next reboot.

   When Should the Value of This Tunable Be Changed?
       These tunables may be changed to match  the  system's  geographic  time
       zone or the time zone of users.

   What Other Tunable Values Should Be Changed at the Same Time?
       The and tunables should always be set and interpreted as a pair of val‐

       All HP-UX kernel tunable parameters are release specific.  This parame‐
       ter  may	 be  removed or have its meaning changed in future releases of

       Installation of optional kernel software, from HP or other vendors, may
       cause  changes  to  tunable parameter values.  After installation, some
       tunable parameters may no longer be at the default or recommended  val‐
       ues.  For information about the effects of installation on tunable val‐
       ues, consult the documentation for the kernel software being installed.
       For  information	 about	optional  kernel  software  that  was  factory
       installed on your system, see at

       and were developed by HP.

			   Tunable Kernel Parameters		   timezone(5)

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