day light saving time happened today

Chad Perrin perrin at
Mon Mar 11 23:02:40 UTC 2013

On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 08:49:45AM -0400, Fbsd8 wrote:
> Ran this little test.
> Last night before turning off my system I used the date command to set 
> the date to 3/9 with the correct DST. This morning when I turned on my 
> system the time had advanced by one hour. So this proves that the time 
> zone setting does have DST in it and every thing worked as expected.
> Even though the system is now on DST the date command still displays 
> EDT. Does the date command ever show DST?

As noted by others, "EDT" is "Eastern Daylight Time", which is what
should be showing during DST in the Eastern (US) time zone.  When it's
not DST, what should be showing in the Eastern time zone is "EST"
instead.  From what you said, though, it seems you had set it to "EDT"
when it was not yet daylight saving time.  I wonder if this might be the
cause of the actual problem.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]

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