day light saving time happened today

Ben Cottrell tamino at
Sun Mar 10 22:10:03 UTC 2013

On Mar 10, 2013, at 14:50, Fbsd8 <fbsd8 at> wrote:
> # /root >find /usr/share/zoneinfo -type f -print | xargs md5 | grep `md5 -q /etc /localtime`
> MD5 (/usr/share/zoneinfo/America/New_York) = e4ca381035a34b7a852184cc0dd89baa

That's really, really odd. I'm confused.

If you run "date" does it show the time zone as EST or EDT? If you
have python installed, you might also try:

python -c 'import time; print time.localtime().tm_isdst'
(it should be 1)

Is the year correct? I mean, could it be thinking it's some different
year, where the time zone rules are different?

Now *I'm* curious. :-) I've honestly never seen a system do that
before. If you figure it out, I hope you'll let either me, or the
list, know what it was!


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