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`tzset'--set timezone characteristics from TZ environment variable

*Synopsis*
     #include <time.h>
     void tzset(void);
     void _tzset_r (struct _reent *);
   *Description*
`tzset' examines the TZ environment variable and sets up the three
external variables: `_timezone', `_daylight', and `tzname'.  The value
of `_timezone' shall be the offset from the current time zone to GMT.
The value of `_daylight' shall be 0 if there is no daylight savings
time for the current time zone, otherwise it will be non-zero.  The
`tzname' array has two entries: the first is the name of the standard
time zone, the second is the name of the daylight-savings time zone.
   The TZ environment variable is expected to be in the following POSIX
format:
   stdoffset1[dst[offset2][,start[/time1],end[/time2]]]
   where: std is the name of the standard time-zone (minimum 3 chars)
offset1 is the value to add to local time to arrive at Universal time
it has the form:  hh[:mm[:ss]] dst is the name of the alternate
(daylight-savings) time-zone (min 3 chars) offset2 is the value to add
to local time to arrive at Universal time it has the same format as the
std offset start is the day that the alternate time-zone starts time1
is the optional time that the alternate time-zone starts (this is in
local time and defaults to 02:00:00 if not specified) end is the day
that the alternate time-zone ends time2 is the time that the alternate
time-zone ends (it is in local time and defaults to 02:00:00 if not
specified)
   Note that there is no white-space padding between fields.  Also note
that if TZ is null, the default is Universal GMT which has no
daylight-savings time.  If TZ is empty, the default EST5EDT is used.
   The function `_tzset_r' is identical to `tzset' only it is reentrant
and is used for applications that use multiple threads.
*Returns*
There is no return value.
*Portability*
`tzset' is part of the POSIX standard.
   Supporting OS subroutine required: None