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Re: Error in "man date"

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: Error in "man date"
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2002 12:17:24 -0600
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Jim Meyering <address@hidden> [2002-09-13 11:17:08 +0200]:
> The range must be [0..60] to accommodate the
> occasional `positive' leap second.

I was curious as to how date would know it was a leap second or not.
I had always assumed that it would just use seconds since the epoch
start in 1970 and that would be all it would know.  (Sitting here with
a funny face asking myself, "How would it know?")  Sorry for being
lazy.  I will dig through the code to answer that.


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