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Script "date" command returning one hour less than system time

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I have some script in unix that executes "date" command in it, its very weird, the "date" time returned by the script is one hour less than the same command executed directly on the system. What can be going on here??
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probably daylight savings time.
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Which options/switches do you use for the "date" commands?

Does the script set or change the timezone?
Run "echo $TZ"  from the command line and from the script to check.
Contrast with "date +%z" run from the script and from the command line.
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Without posting (parts of) your script that determine the date/time everything is possible,

TZ setting (environment or script), getting timestamp from a file (-r), excuting the date command on a remote machine etc.

Can you post your script or at least the parts that handle date/time?
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Someone solved this issue at the office without telling how :S
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