Yes that is close enough for an starting point, thank you.

I need $timezone to hold the time zone in this format  -00:00
The command date +%z  will give it as  -0000

I know nothing about writing perl scripts.

Can somebody show me how to  add the : in the output
of the date command in the simple following script?

The cat statement is just so I can see results are correct.


#!/usr/bin/perl
$timezone=date +%z;
cat $timezone


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Trulsson
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 1:01 AM
To: JJB
Cc: Greg 'groggy' Lehey; [EMAIL PROTECTED] ORG
Subject: Re: timezone command

On Fri, Apr 16, 2004 at 12:28:58AM -0400, JJB wrote:
> I know how to set timezone, date and time.
>
> I am looking for command to display on the console screen the
> systems timezone in this kind of format "-00:00"
>
> Is there such an command or some way to get this info?
>
> In an perl script I tried  $timezone= $ENV{TZ}  and I did not get
> 00:00 format which I was looking for.

Try 'date +%z' to get the timezone in the format "+0200".
Not exactly what you asked for, but almost.


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