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- Subject: Re: slickest way to find out local time zone offset in pure lua?
- From: Louis Mamakos <louie@...>
- Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 08:33:08 -0500
On Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 09:57:42AM +0000, Robert Raschke wrote:
> Norman Ramsey writes:
> > I'm sure this question has come up many times, but the way I'm doing
> > it seems clunky, and I hope someone here has a solution that looks sweet:
> > using pure Lua, how can I compute the time difference between local time
> > and UCT (sometimes known as universal time or Greenwich Mean Time)?
> Using http://luaforge.net/projects/date/ , which is pure Lua:
> require "date"
local currenttime = os.time()
local utc = os.date("!*t", currenttime)
local lcl = os.date("*t", currenttime)
local offset = (utc.hour*60 + utc.min) - (lcl.hour*60 + lcl.min)
print (offset) -- offset in minutes