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TIMEZONE(4)                      File Formats                      TIMEZONE(4)



NAME
       TIMEZONE - set default system time zone and locale

SYNOPSIS
       /etc/TIMEZONE
       /etc/default/init

DESCRIPTION
       This  file  sets the time zone environment variable TZ, and the locale-
       related environment variables LANG, LC_COLLATE, LC_CTYPE,  LC_MESSAGES,
       LC_MONETARY, LC_NUMERIC, and LC_TIME.

       /etc/TIMEZONE is a symbolic link to /etc/default/init.

       The   number   of   environment   variables   that   can  be  set  from
       /etc/default/init is limited to 20.

       The format of the file is:

       VAR=value

       where VAR is a timezone environment variable and  value  is  the  value
       assigned to the variable. value can be enclosed in double quotes (") or
       single quotes ('). The double or single quotes cannot be  part  of  the
       value.

SEE ALSO
       init(1M), rtc(1M), ctime(3C), environ(5)

NOTES
       When  changing  the  TZ  setting on x86 systems, you must make a corre-
       sponding change to the /etc/rtc_config file  to  account  for  the  new
       timezone  setting.  This can be accomplished by executing the following
       commands, followed by a reboot, to make the changes take effect:

       # rtc -z zone-name
       # rtc -c


       where zone-name is the same name as the TZ variable setting.

       See rtc(1M) for information on the rtc command.



SunOS 5.10                        26 Jun 2003                      TIMEZONE(4)