update-zoneinfo is Perl script released as Free Software under the GNU GPL license. update-zoneinfo automatically:
� Fetches zoneinfo definition from URL given in command line.
� Compiles (with zic) and installs the new zoneinfo definition.
� Adjusts the local timezone as specified in command line.
� Optionally installs itself in the crontab for daily execution, so newer zoneinfo � definitions can be automatically updated.
The script activity is issued both to stderr and to syslog.
Currently supported platforms:
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· This release saves a backup copy from existing zoneinfo by default, while the new command line option -no-backup reverts to the old unprotected behavior.