ZDUMP(8)                NetBSD System Manager's Manual                ZDUMP(8)

     zdump -- time zone dumper

     zdump [--version] [-v] [-V] [-c [loyear,]highyear] [zonename ...]
     zdump -t [lotime,]hightime [zonename ...]

     zdump prints the current time in each zonename named on the command line.

     These options are available:
     --version  Output version information and exit.
     -i         This option is experimental: its behavior may change in future
                versions. Output a description of time intervals.  For each
                zonename on the command line, output an interval-format
                description of the zone.  See INTERVAL FORMAT below.
     -v         Output a verbose description of time intervals.  For each
                zonename on the command line, print the time at the lowest
                possible time value, the time one day after the lowest possi-
                ble time value, the times both one second before and exactly
                at each detected time discontinuity, the time at one day less
                than the highest possible time value, and the time at the
                highest possible time value.  Each line is followed by isdst=D
                where D is positive, zero, or negative depending on whether
                the given time is daylight saving time, standard time, or an
                unknown time type, respectively.  Each line is also followed
                by gmtoff=N if the given local time is known to be N seconds
                east of Greenwich.
     -c [loyear,]highyear
                Cut off interval output at the given year(s).  Cutoff times
                are computed using the proleptic Gregorian calendar with year
                0 and with Universal Time (UT) ignoring leap seconds.  The
                lower bound is exclusive and the upper is inclusive; for exam-
                ple, a loyear of 1970 excludes a transition occurring at
                1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC but a hiyear of 1970 includes the
                transition.  The default cutoff is -500,2500.
     -t [lotime,]hightime
                Cut off interval output at the given time(s), given in decimal
                seconds since 1970-01-01 00:00:00 Coordinated Universal Time
                (UTC).  The zonename determines whether the count includes
                leap seconds.  As with -c, the cutoff's lower bound is exclu-
                sive and its upper bound is inclusive.
     -V         Like -v, except omit the times relative to the extreme time
                values.  This generates output that is easier to compare to
                that of implementations with different time representations.

     This format is experimental: it may change in future versions.

     The interval format is a compact text representation that is intended to
     be both human- and machine-readable.  It consists of an empty line, then
     a line ``TZ=string'' where string is a double-quoted string giving the
     zone name, a second line ``- - interval'' describing the time interval
     before the first transition if any, and zero or more following lines
     ``date time interval'' one line for each transition time and following
     interval.  Fields are separated by single tabs.

     Dates are in yyyy-mm-dd format and times are in 24-hour hh:mm:ss format
     where hh < 24.  Times are in local time immediately after the transition.
     A time interval description consists of a UT offset in signed +- hh: mm:
     ss format, a time zone abbreviation, and an isdst flag.  An abbreviation
     that equals the UT offset is omitted; other abbreviations are double-
     quoted strings unless they consist of one or more alphabetic characters.
     An isdst flag is omitted for standard time, and otherwise is a decimal
     integer that is unsigned and positive (typically 1) for daylight saving
     time and negative for unknown.

     In times and UT offsets, the seconds are omitted if they are zero, and
     the minutes are also omitted if they are also zero.  Positive UT offsets
     are east of Greenwich.  The UT offset -00 denotes a UT placeholder in
     areas where the actual offset is unspecified; by convention, this occurs
     when the UT offset is zero and the time zone abbreviation begins with
     ``-'' or is ``zzz''.

     In double-quoted strings, escape sequences represent unusual characters.
     The escape sequences are \s for space, and \", \\, \f, \n, \r, \t, and \v
     with their usual meaning in the C programming language.  E.g., the dou-
     ble-quoted string `CET\s\ \\"' represents the character sequence `CET'

     Here is an example of the output, with the leading empty line omitted.
     (This example is shown with tab stops set far enough apart so that the
     tabbed columns line up.)

     -            -          -10:31:26   LMT
     1896-01-13   12:01:26   -10:30      HST
     1933-04-30   03         -09:30      HDT   1
     1933-05-21   11         -10:30      HST
     1942-02-09   03         -09:30      HDT   1
     1945-09-30   01         -10:30      HST
     1947-06-08   02:30      -10         HST

     Here, local time begins 10 hours, 31 minutes and 26 seconds west of UT,
     and is a standard time abbreviated LMT.  Immediately after the first
     transition, the date is 1896-01-13 and the time is 12:01:26, and the fol-
     lowing time interval is 10.5 hours west of UT, a standard time abbrevi-
     ated HST.  Immediately after the second transition, the date is
     1933-04-30 and the time is 03:00:00 and the following time interval is
     9.5 hours west of UT, is abbreviated HDT, and is daylight saving time.
     Immediately after the last transition the date is 1947-06-08 and the time
     is 02:30:00, and the following time interval is 10 hours west of UT, a
     standard time abbreviated HST.

     Here are excerpts from another example:

     -            -          +03:12:12   LMT
     1924-04-30   23:47:48   +03
     1930-06-21   01         +04
     1981-04-01   01         +05               1
     1981-09-30   23         +04
     2014-10-26   01         +03
     2016-03-27   03         +04

     This time zone is east of UT, so its UT offsets are positive.  Also, many
     of its time zone abbreviations are omitted since they duplicate the text
     of the UT offset.

     Time discontinuities are found by sampling the results returned by local-
     time at twelve-hour intervals.  This works in all real-world cases; one
     can construct artificial time zones for which this fails.

     In the -v and -V output, ``UT'' denotes the value returned by gmtime(3),
     which uses UTC for modern time stamps and some other UT flavor for time
     stamps that predate the introduction of UTC.  No attempt is currently
     made to have the output use ``UTC'' for newer and ``UT'' for older time
     stamps, partly because the exact date of the introduction of UTC is prob-

     ctime(3), tzfile(5), zic(8)

NetBSD 7.0                      October 6, 2016                     NetBSD 7.0

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