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Re: about cvs time

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: about cvs time
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 11:03:03 -0400 (EDT)

Jesus Manuel NAVARRO LOPEZ writes:
> But... I can't see why it is such a daunting task convert GMT to any
> other local time; just operate with local drift.  First that comes to my
> mind (first, not best for sure) is having that drift as a delta between
> `date` and `date -u` outputs.

The problem is that the offset between UTC and local (civil) time
changes from time to time (at least twice per year in the case of those
countries that have "daylight saving" or "summer" time).  So, knowing
what the offset is *right now* doesn't tell you anything about what the
offset was some time in the past.

-Larry Jones

I won't eat any cereal that doesn't turn the milk purple. -- Calvin

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