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Re: Problem with date format (stupid question?)

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: Problem with date format (stupid question?)
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2001 13:14:27 -0400
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On Tue, Aug 07, 2001 at 10:29:15AM +0200, Ruediger Bodack wrote:
> > cvs -q update -D'20010802 9:40'
> cvs [server aborted]: Can't parse date/time: 2 Aug 2001 07:40:00
> -0000       
> I wonder what the -0000 at the end means. Its nothing I wrote on purpose.

It's the timezone in which the given date/time is expressed, as
"+/- HHMM", with "+" being *east* of Greenwich.  -0000 means UTC
(which Unix and CVS both use internally).

That'd explain the two-hour difference between the 9:40 you typed
and the 7:40 it's complaining about; I presume you're two
timezones east of Greenwich -- which would be "+0200" in this

It doesn't explain the error message itself, of course :-(


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