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Old 04-06-2007
AIX 5.3 12 Hour System Clock

Hello Everyone,
I have a Domino application running on AIX 5.3 that does time conversions worldwide. It uses the operating system time as a reference for the conversion. My problem is that I need the AIX OS clock to be a 12 hour clock (AM/PM) rather than a 24 hour clock. I have tried the date commands with the appropriate switches however; it only displays the format once rather than change the OS clock permanently for 24 to 12 hour.

Does anyone have an answer as all of my SME's are stumped?

Thanks in advance,

# 2  
Old 04-10-2007
According to IBM :
In releases prior to Domino 6 for AIX, Solaris, Linux, iSeries and zSeries platforms, the clock type used by the Domino server defaulted to 12 hour format. On Domino 6, the default clock type is inherited from the operating system date/time format configuration.
The Domino 6 server inspects a locale keyword named "d_t_fmt" in a category "LC_TIME" to decide the default clock type. As a result, you see the time format used by the Domino server has changed from 24 hour format (military) to 12 hour format after upgrading.

If you desire to retain the clock type as 12 hour, you can do one of the following:
Change the locale to another which uses 12 hour format for starting Domino 6 server. For example, a locale "en_US" on Linux and Solaris platforms uses 12 hour clock.
Specify the notes.ini setting "ClockType=12_HOUR" to override the system default clock type.
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Old 04-10-2007
Many Thanks sysgate !
This workaround did the trick.

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