I've read the man page for date on my fedora 2, there it says that [date] program get's it time zone definition from a few places.
I've checked my SET env -- no TZ there, i looked at /etc/localtime -- no go.
Now what i really don't understand is how to pass the "%Z" parameter back to date ?
-- could you please show me the correct syntax to use ?
Further more, why do i even need to pass it to date ? as far as i know time is a motherboard function -- why date need's to know my time zone? or does it calculate based on the time zone i pass to it the correct time to save on the mother board ?
if i talk too much - sorry - i'm new - please understand this
if you have intention to answer - thank you - please make it as detailed as you can - i really would like to understand this subject.