This weekend, Daylight Savings Time takes hold in many countries — earlier than ever in the month of April. It will be the final April where the change will take place, in the US; beginning in 2007, as a result of a new federal law, DST kicks in during March. The shifting nature of that time change might pose a puzzle for some 3000 administrators. A command file can help in getting the 3000 on the correct time, and keeping it there through 2007's new cutover dates.
SETCLOCK is at the heart of the 3000's time change capabilities. The command has had some problems in the past, flaws that HP has always fixed in due time. Back in 2002, the command was patched in mid-year for MPE/iX, although HP didn't make an announcement about the fix in a timely fashion, so to speak. Applying the latest PowerPatch to 7.0 brings SETCLOCK up to date.
A command file written by Dave Powell of MMFab will keep the 3000 caught up with the changes in time changes, both this year, and in years to come.