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Anonymous: Anonymous
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config.php
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$_CONF['timezone']  = 'Asia/Kuala_Lumpur';

 


lib-common.php
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require_once('/path/to/config.php');

if ( !empty($_CONF['timezone'])
    && !ini_get("safe_mode")) {
    putenv("TZ=".$_CONF['timezone']);
}

 


This Timezone hack only work when safe_mode is OFF.


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Africa/Algiers
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Africa/Bamako
Africa/Bangui
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Africa/Bissau
Africa/Blantyre
Africa/Brazzaville
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Africa/Cairo
Africa/Casablanca
Africa/Ceuta
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America/Menominee
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America/Mexico_City
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America/North_Dakota/Center
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America/Port_of_Spain
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Antarctica/Vostok
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Asia/Damascus
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Asia/Dushanbe
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Asia/Kabul
Asia/Kamchatka
Asia/Karachi
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Asia/Kuala_Lumpur
Asia/Kuching
Asia/Kuwait
Asia/Macao
Asia/Macau
Asia/Magadan
Asia/Manila
Asia/Muscat
Asia/Nicosia
Asia/Novosibirsk
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Asia/Oral
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Asia/Pontianak
Asia/Pyongyang
Asia/Qatar
Asia/Qyzylorda
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Asia/Riyadh87
Asia/Riyadh88
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Australia/North
Australia/Perth
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Australia/South
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CET
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Canada/Mountain
Canada/Newfoundland
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Cuba
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Europe/Rome
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Europe/Stockholm
Europe/Tallinn
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Europe/Vilnius
Europe/Warsaw
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GB
GB-Eire
GMT
GMT+0
GMT-0
GMT0
Greenwich
HST
Hongkong
Iceland
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Israel
Jamaica
Japan
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MST7MDT
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Mexico/General
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Mideast/Riyadh88
Mideast/Riyadh89
NZ
NZ-CHAT
Navajo
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PST8PDT
Pacific/Apia
Pacific/Auckland
Pacific/Chatham
Pacific/Easter
Pacific/Efate
Pacific/Enderbury
Pacific/Fakaofo
Pacific/Fiji
Pacific/Funafuti
Pacific/Galapagos
Pacific/Gambier
Pacific/Guadalcanal
Pacific/Guam
Pacific/Honolulu
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Pacific/Kosrae
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Pacific/Marquesas
Pacific/Midway
Pacific/Nauru
Pacific/Niue
Pacific/Norfolk
Pacific/Noumea
Pacific/Pago_Pago
Pacific/Palau
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Pacific/Samoa
Pacific/Tahiti
Pacific/Tarawa
Pacific/Tongatapu
Pacific/Truk
Pacific/Wake
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Pacific/Yap
Poland
Portugal
ROC
ROK
Singapore
SystemV/AST4
SystemV/AST4ADT
SystemV/CST6
SystemV/CST6CDT
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SystemV/EST5EDT
SystemV/HST10
SystemV/MST7
SystemV/MST7MDT
SystemV/PST8
SystemV/PST8PDT
SystemV/YST9
SystemV/YST9YDT
Turkey
UCT
US/Alaska
US/Aleutian
US/Arizona
US/Central
US/East-Indiana
US/Eastern
US/Hawaii
US/Indiana-Starke
US/Michigan
US/Mountain
US/Pacific
US/Samoa
UTC
Universal
W-SU
WET
Zulu

 
 
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 29/09/2002 07:43pm  

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this hack is what many need but this guy just dont have an example site to show us and he didn't reg, how to contact him? *sigh*

http://www.etegration.com.sg http://www.itcow.com http://www.ministryofhosting.com
 
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Anonymous: Anonymous
 23/10/2002 11:36pm  
This hack works great on my Geeklog 1.3.6! Thanks alot!
 
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Anonymous: Anonymous
 19/11/2002 12:05pm  
This hack works fantastic, thanks very much.. This is really great. Now why can't this be an option in user settings ?????
 
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Anonymous: Anonymous
 11/12/2002 01:02pm  
How do I tell if I'm in safe mode?
 
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John_Self
 02/01/2003 10:54am  

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Are we going to see a similar hack included in future GL releases? And has anyone confirmed that this hack works with all time-stamped submissions throughout GL? Thanks, John
 
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 22/01/2003 02:45am  

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Well... this does work for display... but when I post a story, it posts it an hour early, which isn't that big of a deal, but it's mildly annoying. FYI I am in CST, and my server is EST. This needs a fix. Hopefully in the next version, or perhaps in another hack.
 
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 12/06/2003 10:50am  

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Yeah, I had that problem too, I'm in the UK, but my server is in the USA under EST.

My posts were being moved 5 hours forwards in time after applying the hack - which was both insanely annoying and totally impractical.

After three hours poring over PHP and nearly going insane trying to work out what doing what to which (time stuff is a nightmare) I finally arrived at a very dirty little hack that fixed it.

WARNING:This is a hack-in-progress and is a very nasty cludge - so be warned that this is not (yet) an elegant solution

Here's what I did: Open up story.php (in your admin directory) and search for calls to the function "strtotime()" - there are two calls, one at line 185 and one at line 884. "strtotime" takes a plaintext string, describing a date, and converts it into UNIX time.

OK, so at the end of the string you are going to add a description of you time zone (mine is BST, British Summer Time) and then an offset in hours (i.e the time difference between where your server really is, and where you'd like it to pretend it is).

Confused? Yeah me too, here's an example showing how line 884 looked after I'd hacked it:

$unixdate = strtotime("$publish_month/$publish_day/$publish_year $publish_hour:$publish_minute:$publish_second BST -5 hours");

Let me explain: My timezone is Europe/London - where we are on BST - which is what I want displayed on my site. BST is 5 hours ahead of EST, where my web server lives. You may think that adding both BST and -5 hours is just plain wrong - and you'd be right (I said it was a dirty hack). The point is, it works.

The whole reason for this mess is that the timezone PHP hack only affects PHP - but story.php gets it's dates by asking MySQL what the time is - so GeekLog ends up wiith two conflicting ideas about the time.

One more thing, this hack is likely to go wrong when we move in or out of daylight saving time.

It's all very complex: the GeekLog database dates articles in UNIX time (which is a sort of GMT). Your server works in it's local time, and then you hack your PHP environment to look like it's in yet another time zone. No wonder stuff goes wrong!

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 23/07/2003 09:07am  

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soooooo is there any definitive time-hack for GL 1.3.8 ? My www is hosted in EST and i'm in PST or "Canada/Pacific" When i add the following to my lib-common.php i get a lil error...
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if ( !empty($_CONF['timezone'])
&& !ini_get("safe_mode") {
putenv("TZ=".$_CONF['timezone']);
}
The error:
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Parse error: parse error in /home/okanagan/public_html/lib-common.php on line 73

Fatal error: Call to undefined function: plg_showcenterblock() in /home/okanagan/public_html/index.php on line 67

-- destr0yr "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." -- Douglas Adams
 
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 23/07/2003 09:37am  

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You\'re missing a closing bracket after the ini_get ... bye, Dirk
 
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 23/07/2003 10:18am  

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I would move it to lib-custom.php instead of lib-common.php. Won\'t have to change it on next upgrade.
 
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 23/07/2003 03:42pm  

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Hello guys, I just saw this thread and I am totally interested. Can you please tell me where in config.php (Anywhere or right after a particular statement or at the bootom) I have to insert the suggested line for timezone, and secondly, am I required to key in all the timezones or just my timezone. May sound stupid but I just want to be sure. In addition, DTrumbower suggested using lib-custom.php instead of lib-common.php for the second entry on the hack. Lastly Dirk, you said the person with the error message was missing a closing bracket after the ini_get, I looked and did not see an opening bracket.. Please correct me if am wrong... I am also running 1.3.8... if ( !empty($_CONF[\'timezone\']) && !ini_get(\"safe_mode\") { putenv(\"TZ=\".$_CONF[\'timezone\']); } Thank you all Ola
 
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 23/07/2003 03:54pm  

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Count all the opening brackets in that piece of code. Now count the closing brackets. See? Wink The position of the new variable in config.php shouldn\'t matter. bye, Dirk
 
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 25/07/2003 10:51am  

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It should look like this.
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if ( !empty($_CONF['timezone'])
&& !ini_get("safe_mode")) {
putenv("TZ=".$_CONF['timezone']);
}
 
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josheli
 16/08/2003 01:34am  

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he means parentheses, not bracket.
 
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Anonymous: Joe
 22/11/2003 10:29pm  
I think I found the issue with changing timezones and the story edit not working properly.

On line 910, I changed the DB_save call a little. Instead of storing $date, I changed it to FROM_UNIXTIME($unixdate).

That seemed to solve the issue with having a different time after a story is stored.
 
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 27/11/2003 05:42am  

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Could you explain that a bit more detailed?
Does that mean replace ...,'$date', with ...,'FROM_UNIXTIME($unixdate)',... ?
(that causes an SQL error)

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 28/11/2003 03:30pm  

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Ok, I got it (dont use the ') and it seems to work good. Thank you

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Anonymous: awdsmirk
 19/12/2003 01:11am  
I read through this Article
And it seems like a possible solution...can anyone with way more coding experience than me take a look and see if it's something we can all use in our lib-custom.php file? Thanks in advance...
 
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 19/12/2003 03:59am  

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Curious if GL could do something like phpBB and have the GMT's listed for where the server exists and allowing a user to specify which timezone they are in... I guess I could put that in the feature request.

-- destr0yr "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." -- Douglas Adams
 
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