• Timezones in OS-9/68k

    From Ralf Kiefer@21:1/5 to All on Tue Jan 25 16:03:38 2022

    in the 1980s and early 1990s it was not necessary to use timezones in
    OS-9 machines because they were isolated. We used to have time
    synchronization to our DCF77 signal in central Europe. That's all.

    In the late 1990s a colleague started to install the shell environment
    variable "TZ". I remember he told as reason the contact to UNIX machines
    like our DEC Alpha, Suns etc and FTP, Telnet. At this time I didn't
    investigate in more.

    Now I'm interested in learning which parts of the operating system are
    using timezones. RBF, PCF, the IP-Stack, NFS, ...? Or is it just FTP
    when copying some files from one "world" to the other?


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