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Australian Time Zone Update Script


March 30, 2008 11:47 pm





Free to use, at own risk

Download Aus-Time-Zone-08

Here are some rough notes and a script I thought I would quickly share with the community on this one. It is possible to adapt this for other regions.

The following script is based on Novel TID 3655154 and is customised for Australia.

It will do the following:
1) Create /tmp/timezone and /tmp/timzone/log
2) Generate some before log files
3) Download tzdata2008b.tar.gz from
4) Extract and update the australasia time zones
5) Generate some after log files

To use:

After you have downloaded the file at the bottom of the article, rename it with a .sh

mv ./Aus-Time-Zone-08.txt ./

Edit the script and uncomment your time zone and save the file.

For Example uncomment:

zic -l Australia/NSW

Make sure it is executable:

chmod +x ./

Run the script as root


If you did not uncomment the command to relink your localtime setting with the corrected timezone then run:
zic -l localtimezone

For Example:

zic -l Australia/NSW

A few points to note:
Please review TID 3655154 for more information

Restart/Resync NTP

Assuming you are using and NTP time source, you may also want to restart/resync NTP when after the update:

1) rcxntpd stop
2) ntpdate
3) rcxntpd start

1) rcntpd stop
2) ntpdate
3) rcntpd start

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Disclaimer: This content is not supported by Micro Focus. It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test it thoroughly before using it in a production environment.