[amsat-bb] Re: IT time

Paul Williamson kb5mu at amsat.org
Sun Mar 8 10:14:39 PDT 2009

At 7:31 AM +0000 3/8/09, w7lrd at comcast.net wrote:
>I know, I have been here before.  I need to change the IT config file for daylight time.   It says uncomment something. I don't know what uncomment means (forgot).  This was six months ago and I forgot(senior moment).  I will write it down so I won't bug you again in six months.

In the config file IT.INI, any line that starts with a # is a comment. That is, such a line is ignored by the computer. So to "uncomment" a line is to remove the # from the beginning of that line so that the computer will no longer ignore it.

Often you will also need to add a # to a conflicting line in the file. So, if there is a

timezone =

line in the file that doesn't start with a #, you may want to add a # at the beginning of that line at the same time as you remove the # from another such line.

Sorry if this is confusing. Commenting and uncommenting is so common for programmers that we didn't really think about how confusing it could be for non-programmers.

73  -Paul
kb5mu at amsat.org

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