UTC Time on UNIX?
Posted on 2006-04-14
1. I have a UNIX box and my Hardware clock is set to UTC and including the displayed clock also is set to a TZ=UTC...Is this the preferrable way of setting the time on UNIX boxes so when Daylight Savings Time changes occur I will not have any conflicts...right??? Right now..I have the current settings: Hardware Clock (RTC) is set to UTC, and the displayed time is also set in UTC (TZ=UTC)...
Is this the best settings for a NON-Dual-boot UNIX box?
2. Now suppose I had a dual-boot system now, running Windows and UNIX. Now in this case, what would be preferrable to use to avoid DST problems? Can I still set the Hardware clock as UTC and in UNIX the DISPLAYED time also as UTC (TZ=UTC) and leaving the displayed time in Windows as local time? Because I do not want any conflicts during DST changes...
3. On a standard UNIX box, is it preferrable or the best to set the DISPLAYED time also as UTC...like this >>(TZ=UTC)....and ALSO leaving the RTC or Hardware Clock as UTC too?
4. So can someone please explain what is the most easiest to use as far as the RTC clock and the displayed time for a NON-Dual boot system (UNIX only) and for a DUAL-boot system (Windows/UNIX). I really want to avoid DST troubles again...
And I do really wish to keep the RTC as UTC time..period.
I would appreciate the replies to be answered according to the numbering please so I can know which question's answer is answered...Please. Thanks
I would appreciate it.