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Old 10-31-2002, 08:14 PM   #1
Thymox
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Programs for displaying multiple, varied clocks?


In the thread The migration has begun, I realised that I actually have no idea how many hours difference there is between the various time zones... GMT vs EST, for example. Since many of the people I have in my Gaim buddy list are not UK residents, it would be handy to have a little program that can sit on my desktop and display the time in multiple time-zones. Does anyone know if such a thing is around? I had a quick peek at SF and FM, but there doesn't appear to be what I'm looking for.

Cheers.
 
Old 10-31-2002, 09:41 PM   #2
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Wot? not FM? http://freshmeat.net/releases/65093/
 
Old 11-01-2002, 03:21 AM   #3
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OK, I did actually find that one, but it wouldn't compile, so I dropped it. I've just installed the i386.rpm (shudder) and it sort-of works... it dependancy fails on libreadline.so.4, which I have, but with --nodeps it seems to work. I was hoping for a nice, fancy multi-analogue clock, but that'll do.

Cheers mate.
 
Old 11-01-2002, 03:59 AM   #4
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You could make a script which sets the timezone and then start your favourite clock. Something like:

#!/bin/bash

#set time zone for central europe
TZ=EST-1EDT
xclock &

#set time zone for hong kong
TZ=HKT-8
xclock &

Last edited by Mik; 11-01-2002 at 04:01 AM.
 
Old 11-01-2002, 04:33 PM   #5
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I just found out about kworldclock
You should already have it installed if you have KDE.
Try kworldclock & and see. It displays the map of the world, with the light zone to show where is day where is night, and shows all the capital cities, and time and date in each of them. Its quite interesting.
HTH
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