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Re: sh-utils 2.0 date --utc horkage

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: sh-utils 2.0 date --utc horkage
Date: 01 Feb 2001 09:05:46 +0100
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Thanks for the report and patch.
That was fixed for the latest test release.

Greg Roelofs <address@hidden> wrote:
| Jim, Paul, David, or whoever's in charge of date(1) these days:
| GNU sh-utils 2.0 broke date's --utc option (setting half); the TZ variable
| does not get set to UTC0 prior to calling posixtime(), somewhere in the
| vicinity of line 414.  Hence "date --utc 0201015401.34" results in this:
|       Thu Feb  1 01:54:34 PST 2001
| rather than this:
|       Thu Feb  1 01:54:34 UTC 2001
| (And, of course, this is not just a display bug; the time really does get
| set 8 hours in the future.)
| This is the version of date(1) that ships in Slackware 7.1 and the current
| proto-7.2 distribution, btw (Patrick et al.).

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