Annotation of wikisrc/tutorials/how_to_set_up_per-user_timezones.mdwn, revision 1.1
1.1 ! mspo 1: Besides setting up the global system timezone by symlinking `/etc/localtime`
! 2: to a file in `/usr/share/zoneinfo`, you can also set a timezone that applies
! 3: only for one user. This is done by setting the environment variable `TZ`.
! 5: You can set it in your startup file like this:
! 8: $ echo 'export TZ=Europe/Amsterdam' >> ~/.profile
! 11: From this shell all subsequent [date] calls will use the
! 12: `/usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Amsterdam` file for translating the system's UTC
! 13: time to your local time.
! 15: To run a single process with a specific timezone, try something like this:
! 18: $ env TZ=Canada/Eastern xclock -d -strftime "Toronto: %a, %d %b, %H:%M" &
! 21: This will start an environment with the TZ variable set to Canada/Eastern, and
! 22: run a digital (-d) xclock with the time formatted as instructed by -strfime,
! 23: including putting a note about which timezone it belongs to ("Toronto"). This
! 24: process will detach from the terminal (because of the &), but leave the
! 25: environment you ran it from with the same timezone it began with. With a setup
! 26: like this, one can run an xclock (or many xclocks) displaying the localtime of
! 27: various timezones around the world.
! 29: ## References
! 31: * [environ(7)](http://netbsd.gw.com/cgi-bin/man-cgi?environ+7+NetBSD-current)
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