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Re: Bug in the GNU date extension

From: Stepan Kasal
Subject: Re: Bug in the GNU date extension
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 12:38:14 +0200
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On Thu, Sep 29, 2005 at 01:58:00PM -0400, Pham, Chau - Contractor wrote:
> I was wondering if this is a bug with the GNU date extension
> $  TZ="GMT" /usr/local/bin/date "+%s %H:%M"
> 1128016378 17:52
> $ TZ="EST5EDT" /usr/local/bin/date "+%s %H:%M"
> 1128016380 13:53
> As you can see the date +%s gives the same value no matter what the TZ is.

%s is defined as "seconds since the epoch (which is 1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC)"
This is the computer's "internal time", which doesn't depend on time zone.
IOW, the behaviour you observe is perfectly correct.

And what has this to do with texinfo?

Have a nice day,
        Stepan Kasal

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