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Oracle Linux: Time Zone Abbreviation Replaced by Numeric Value (Doc ID 2469274.1)

Last updated on MAY 29, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.11 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

When executing the date(1) command on Linux, the abbreviated timezone string shows as a numeric offset from UTC time as "-03" instead of a traditional abbreviated string like "BRT".

Example

Now:

$ date
Fri Nov 2 21:05:00 -03 2018

Before:

$ date
Fri Nov 2 21:05:00 BRT 2018

Changes

The tzdata package was updated to a version equal or more recent than 2017a

Cause

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