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.TH TZSELECT 8
.SH NAME
tzselect \- select a time zone
.SH SYNOPSIS
.ie \n(.g .ds - \f(CW-\fP
.el ds - \-
.B tzselect
[
.B \*-c
.I coord
] [
.B \*-n
.I limit
] [
.B \*-\*-help
] [
.B \*-\*-version
]
.SH DESCRIPTION
The
.B tzselect
program asks the user for information about the current location,
and outputs the resulting time zone description to standard output.
The output is suitable as a value for the TZ environment variable.
.PP
All interaction with the user is done via standard input and standard error.
.SH OPTIONS
.TP
.BI "\*-c " coord
Instead of asking for continent and then country and then city,
ask for selection from time zones whose largest cities
are closest to the location with geographical coordinates
.I coord.
Use ISO 6709 notation for
.I coord,
that is, a latitude immediately followed by a longitude. The latitude
and longitude should be signed integers followed by an optional
decimal point and fraction: positive numbers represent north and east,
negative south and west. Latitudes with two and longitudes with three
integer digits are treated as degrees; latitudes with four or six and
longitudes with five or seven integer digits are treated as
.I "DDMM, DDDMM, DDMMSS,"
or
.I DDDMMSS
representing
.I DD
or
.I DDD
degrees,
.I MM
minutes,
and zero or
.I SS
seconds, with any trailing fractions represent fractional minutes or
(if
.I SS
is present) seconds. The decimal point is that of the current locale.
For example, in the (default) C locale,
.B "\*-c\ +40.689\*-074.045"
specifies 40.689\(de\|N, 74.045\(de\|W,
.B "\*-c\ +4041.4\*-07402.7"
specifies 40\(de\|41.4\(fm\|N, 74\(de\|2.7\(fm\|W, and
.B "\*-c\ +404121\*-0740240"
specifies 40\(de\|41\(fm\|21\(sd\|N, 74\(de\|2\(fm\|40\(sd\|W.
If
.I coord
is not one of the documented forms, the resulting behavior is unspecified.
.TP
.BI "\*-n " limit
When
.B \*-c
is used, display the closest
.I limit
locations (default 10).
.TP
.B "\*-\*-help"
Output help information and exit.
.TP
.B "\*-\*-version"
Output version information and exit.
.SH "ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES"
.TP
\f3AWK\fP
Name of a Posix-compliant
.I awk
program (default:
.BR awk ).
.TP
\f3TZDIR\fP
Name of the directory containing time zone data files (default:
.BR /usr/local/etc/zoneinfo ).
.SH FILES
.TP
\f2TZDIR\fP\f3/iso3166.tab\fP
Table of ISO 3166 2-letter country codes and country names.
.TP
\f2TZDIR\fP\f3/zone1970.tab\fP
Table of country codes, latitude and longitude, zone names, and
descriptive comments.
.TP
\f2TZDIR\fP\f3/\fP\f2TZ\fP
Time zone data file for time zone \f2TZ\fP.
.SH "EXIT STATUS"
The exit status is zero if a time zone was successfully obtained from the user,
nonzero otherwise.
.SH "SEE ALSO"
newctime(3), tzfile(5), zdump(8), zic(8)
.SH NOTES
Applications should not assume that
.BR tzselect 's
output matches the user's political preferences.
.\" This file is in the public domain, so clarified as of
.\" 2009-05-17 by Arthur David Olson.