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bug#13982: 24.2; Bug in function format-time-string when used under Wind
bug#13982: 24.2; Bug in function format-time-string when used under Windows
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 08:56:18 +0100
On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 9:58 PM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 22:08:25 +0200
>> From: Bostjan Vilfan <address@hidden>
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 7:02 PM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>> >> Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:56:30 +0200
>> >> From: Bostjan Vilfan <address@hidden>
>> >> Cc: address@hidden
>> >> Hello, and thanks for your message. I did as per your instructions,
>> >> and the value of
>> >> (format-time-string "%H:%M %z %Z")
>> >> is "12:30 +0200 CDT" (actual local time was 11:30; so in other words
>> >> emacs thinks local time is 1 hour ahead of actual local time)
>> >> Your remark that all your Windows machines give the correct answer
>> >> indicates that there must be some settings on my computer that is at
>> >> fault; but I have no idea what that is.
>> > I don't think there's a Windows time zone whose name is "CDT". Can
>> > you check if you happen to have a TZ variable in the environment, and
>> > if so, what's its value? Please look both in the Computer's
>> > Properties and in the command shell from which you invoke "emacs -Q".
> That's your problem, right there: unset that variable, and Emacs will
> show the correct time. The Windows runtime library includes
> semi-broken support for setting TZ, but it only supports the
> "CET-1CDT" part of the value, and so switches to daylight savings not
> on the date that the rest of your value provides, but uses some
> internal default dates. See also this KB article:
>> the reason I need TZ is that I still use the (quite old) RCS software.
> There's a newer one here:
> I use it all the time, and never needed any TZ setting.
>> > Also, I asked you to tell which time zone do you see in the Date/Time
>> > dialog of your Windows system. Right-click on the time display in the
>> > right corner of your task bar, and select "Adjust date/time". In the
>> > dialog that pops, click "Change timezone", and tell the name of your
>> > current Windows time zone that is shown in the middle of the dialog.
>> > If the Windows time zone and the time zone given to Emacs are
>> > different, you can have all kinds of "1 hour off" problems, especially
>> > around daylight savings change date.
>> there is no abbreviation, just the following:
>> (UTC+01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna
> This is what %Z should produce in Emacs. And it will, after you unset
> TZ in the environment.
>> I hope I answered your specific questions above. There is one item
>> that comes to mind, though, which I don't know whether it is evident
>> in the data in my original error report, namely, that my system is
>> 64-bit Windows 7. I also have a 32-bit Windows 7 installation, but
>> currently I am unable to access it. As soon as I will be able to do
>> so, I will check how emacs behaves there.
> 32-bit vs 64-bit is not a factor here. The problems you have happen
> because you have TZ set in the environment.
Let me just say one huge thanks. I've also downloaded the newer
version of rcs, and hope it works.