Time zone change confuses cron
dannyman at toldme.com
Mon Mar 28 16:08:25 PST 2005
Ladislav Bodnar wrote:
>I've just changed the system time zone from local time to UTC by
>copying /usr/share/zoneinfo/Etc/UTC to /etc/localtime. To my dismay, I
>found that crontab (both /etc/crontab and user-level crontab) completely
>ignores the change and continues executing scripts according to the old
>What am I doing wrong?
To my knowledge, timezone is taken from the environment when a process
starts. If you want cron to honor the new timezone, restart cron, or
set the TZ explicitly in the relevant crontab.
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