b401d62018-12-18Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) # tzdb data for ships at sea and other miscellany
be82612009-07-23Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) # This file is in the public domain, so clarified as of # 2009-05-17 by Arthur David Olson.
c0dbee2000-08-01Mirar (Pontus Hagland)  # These entries are mostly present for historical reasons, so that # people in areas not otherwise covered by the tz files could "zic -l"
b401d62018-12-18Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) # to a timezone that was right for their area. These days, the
84701a2007-02-01Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) # tz files cover almost all the inhabited world, and the only practical # need now for the entries that are not on UTC are for ships at sea # that cannot use POSIX TZ settings.
c0dbee2000-08-01Mirar (Pontus Hagland) 
cca77d2016-10-23Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) # Starting with POSIX 1003.1-2001, the entries below are all # unnecessary as settings for the TZ environment variable. E.g., # instead of TZ='Etc/GMT+4' one can use the POSIX setting TZ='<-04>+4'. # # Do not use a POSIX TZ setting like TZ='GMT+4', which is four hours # behind GMT but uses the completely misleading abbreviation "GMT".
c0dbee2000-08-01Mirar (Pontus Hagland) Zone Etc/GMT 0 - GMT Zone Etc/UTC 0 - UTC # The following link uses older naming conventions,
dc03802014-08-18Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) # but it belongs here, not in the file 'backward',
c0dbee2000-08-01Mirar (Pontus Hagland) # as functions like gmtime load the "GMT" file to handle leap seconds properly. # We want this to work even on installations that omit the other older names. Link Etc/GMT GMT Link Etc/UTC Etc/Universal Link Etc/UTC Etc/Zulu Link Etc/GMT Etc/Greenwich Link Etc/GMT Etc/GMT-0 Link Etc/GMT Etc/GMT+0 Link Etc/GMT Etc/GMT0
cca77d2016-10-23Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) # Be consistent with POSIX TZ settings in the Zone names,
2440ca2003-03-30Mirar (Pontus Hagland) # even though this is the opposite of what many people expect. # POSIX has positive signs west of Greenwich, but many people expect # positive signs east of Greenwich. For example, TZ='Etc/GMT+4' uses
cca77d2016-10-23Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) # the abbreviation "-04" and corresponds to 4 hours behind UT
2440ca2003-03-30Mirar (Pontus Hagland) # (i.e. west of Greenwich) even though many people would expect it to
93f75a2013-11-21Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) # mean 4 hours ahead of UT (i.e. east of Greenwich).
c0dbee2000-08-01Mirar (Pontus Hagland)  # Earlier incarnations of this package were not POSIX-compliant, # and had lines such as # Zone GMT-12 -12 - GMT-1200 # We did not want things to change quietly if someone accustomed to the old # way does a # zic -l GMT-12 # so we moved the names into the Etc subdirectory.
cca77d2016-10-23Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) # Also, the time zone abbreviations are now compatible with %z.
c0dbee2000-08-01Mirar (Pontus Hagland) 
cca77d2016-10-23Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) Zone Etc/GMT-14 14 - +14 Zone Etc/GMT-13 13 - +13 Zone Etc/GMT-12 12 - +12 Zone Etc/GMT-11 11 - +11 Zone Etc/GMT-10 10 - +10 Zone Etc/GMT-9 9 - +09 Zone Etc/GMT-8 8 - +08 Zone Etc/GMT-7 7 - +07 Zone Etc/GMT-6 6 - +06 Zone Etc/GMT-5 5 - +05 Zone Etc/GMT-4 4 - +04 Zone Etc/GMT-3 3 - +03 Zone Etc/GMT-2 2 - +02 Zone Etc/GMT-1 1 - +01 Zone Etc/GMT+1 -1 - -01 Zone Etc/GMT+2 -2 - -02 Zone Etc/GMT+3 -3 - -03 Zone Etc/GMT+4 -4 - -04 Zone Etc/GMT+5 -5 - -05 Zone Etc/GMT+6 -6 - -06 Zone Etc/GMT+7 -7 - -07 Zone Etc/GMT+8 -8 - -08 Zone Etc/GMT+9 -9 - -09 Zone Etc/GMT+10 -10 - -10 Zone Etc/GMT+11 -11 - -11 Zone Etc/GMT+12 -12 - -12