On Tuesday 31 March 2009 09:56:14 Olivier Nicole wrote: > > > Is there a way to start jobs with cron using different a time-zone > > > different from local time zone? > > > > > > I am in a TZ that has no Daylight Savings Time, and would like to > > > start a job (reccording of a web cast) in a TZ that has DST (so with a > > > time difference that changes along the year). > > > > > > Is there an automatic/intelligent way to do that? > > > > Not that I know of, yet since timezones only change twice a year you > > can look up the changes for the coming year and adjust the crontab > > accordingly. > > Hey, I am too lazyto change my crontab twice a year, and we have > computers, they should do the work for us.
Once a year, since you can use months and days. In fact, iirc DST changes are known 5 years ahead (I'm sure I"ll be corrected if this is not the case) so one can even run a yearly cronjob to change the crontab ;) Of course, waiting an hour during summertime is an option, as is running cron in a jail with /etc/localtime of the target timezone - use tzsetup(8) for that inside the jail (though seems overkill for the purpose). -- Mel _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"