pmNewZone(3) — Linux manual page


PMNEWZONE(3)              Library Functions Manual              PMNEWZONE(3)

NAME         top

       pmNewZone - establish a reporting timezone

C SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <pcp/pmapi.h>

       int pmNewZone(const char *tz);

       cc ... -lpcp

DESCRIPTION         top

       The current reporting timezone affects the timezone used by
       pmCtime(3) and pmLocaltime(3).

       The argument tz defines a timezone string, in the format described
       for the TZ environment variable, see environ(7).

       pmNewZone sets the current reporting timezone, and returns a value
       that may be used in a subsequent call to pmUseZone(3) to restore this
       reporting timezone.

SEE ALSO         top

       PMAPI(3), pmCtime(3), pmGetConfig(3), pmLocaltime(3),
       pmNewContextZone(3), pmUseZone(3), pmWhichZone(3), pcp.conf(5),
       pcp.env(5) and environ(7).

DIAGNOSTICS         top

       A return value less than zero indicates a fatal error from a system
       call, most likely malloc(3).

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