November 2nd, 2004


userinfo senji
2004/11/02 15:51:00 - date -d '38292 Jan 1900'
chiark.greenend.org.uk:~/
# [04/11/02.15:46:29] $

: pts/99[8] bash[14964] ; date -d '38292 Jan 1900'
Tue Nov 2 00:00:00 GMT 2004

Date's behaviour...

Bug
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Feature
26(81.2%)

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Entry Tags: geeky, poll, unix

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userinfo agenticarus
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2004/11/02 08:43:54
wot, no tickybox! ?
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userinfo senji
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2004/11/02 08:46:19
's not a tickybox poll, is it?
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userinfo agenticarus
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2004/11/02 09:30:04
no :(
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userinfo ewx
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2004/11/02 10:43:04

But this, I think, is fairly described as a bug:

$ date -d '1 Jan 1900'
Fri Dec 13 20:45:52 GMT 1901
$ echo $?
0

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userinfo senji
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2004/11/02 11:13:01
It says "date: invalid date `1 Jan 1900'" for me.
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userinfo ewx
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2004/11/02 12:05:28
$ date --version
date (coreutils) 5.2.1
Written by David MacKenzie.

Copyright (C) 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO
warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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userinfo senji
2004/11/02 12:24:02
date (GNU sh-utils) 2.0.11
Written by David MacKenzie.

Copyright (C) 2000 Free Software Foundation, Inc.


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userinfo sphyg
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2004/11/02 17:24:02
RON.
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