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TZSETUP(8)		  BSD System Manager's Manual		    TZSETUP(8)

     tzsetup — set local timezone

     tzsetup [-ns] [default]

     The tzsetup utility reads a database of timezone information and presents
     a menu allowing the user to select a specific zone without knowing the
     details of the database layout.  The selected zone is installed as the
     system default zone.  The tzsetup utility also determines whether any
     adjustment is necessary for systems where the hardware clock does not
     keep UTC.

     The following option is available:

	   -n	       Do not create or copy files.

	   -s	       Skip the initial question about adjusting the clock if
		       not set to UTC.

     It is possible to short-circuit the menu system by specifying a default
     on the command line; this is intended mainly for pre-configured installa‐
     tion scripts.

     The contents of the timezone database are indexed by
     /usr/share/zoneinfo/  This file lists, for each timezone data
     file, the ISO 3166 territory code, approximate geographical coordinates
     (in ISO 6709 format), and location within the territory.

     The maintainers of the database maintain the following policies:

	   1.	At least one zone for every country or inhabited geographical

	   2.	One zone for every distinct, documented timezone history since
		the beginning of the UNIX epoch (January 1, 1970, GMT).

	   3.	Each zone is named for the most populous city therein.	(Where
		possible, the database includes pre-1970 history for its
     The source code to the database (/usr/src/share/zoneinfo/[a-z]*) contains
     many additional comments and documentation references for the histori‐
     cally minded.

     /etc/localtime		   current time zone file
     /etc/wall_cmos_clock	   see adjkerntz(8).
     /usr/share/misc/iso3166	   mapping of ISO 3166 territory codes to
     /usr/share/zoneinfo	   directory for zoneinfo files
     /usr/share/zoneinfo/  mapping of timezone file to country and

     date(1), adjtime(2), ctime(3), timezone(3), tzfile(5), adjkerntz(8),
     zdump(8), zic(8)

     The representation of certain localities as being associated with certain
     countries and/or territories is for the purposes of identification only,
     and does not imply any endorsement or rejection on the part of the
     FreeBSD Project of the territorial claims of any entity.

     Programs which are already running when tzsetup creates or updates
     /etc/localtime will not reflect the updated timezone.  When the system is
     first configured for a non-UTC hardware clock, it is necessary to run
     adjkerntz(8) (which normally happens as a part of system startup) in
     order to update the kernel's idea of the correct timezone offset.

BSD				 July 4, 2009				   BSD

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