Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: timezone usage

17: Re: timezone usage (response to 1)
Posted by Pedro Liska on
I'm planning on writing a script that will load the timezone info from my Linux box into the timezone and timezone_data OpenACS tables.

I'll obtain the rows for the timezones table doing a:
find /usr/share/zoneinfo/ -type f -print | grep -v "/right/" | grep -v "/posix"

Notice this will ignore the /usr/share/zoneinfo/posix directory, the /usr/share/zoneinfo/posixrules file, and the /usr/share/zoneinfo/right directory. I'm not quite sure what they do.

I'll then populate the timezone_rules table with:
zdump -v `find /usr/share/zoneinfo/ -type f -print | grep -v "/right/" | grep -v "/posix"`

(Thanks Jeff Davis posting how to use the zdump command on this thread)

I'm just wondering if someone has already done this. Or if you think I'll run into some problems when doing this. I believe this will give me all the timezones and timezone rules Linux is aware of.