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Re: Mail problems, not microsoft

  • From: Simon Lockhart
  • Date: Mon Jan 03 05:09:29 2000

>Similar minor problem here.  An ancient version of GNU date was still
>in-use, and it didn't seem to like the year.
>
>	$ date -d "`date`"
>	date: invalid date.

Indeed, date seems to be one of the things which required patching. On a 
retired, unpatched, SunOS 4.1.3_U1 machine, date returned strange things:

>date +%y%m%d produces
>:00103
>
>date +%Y%m%d gives
>date: bad format character - Y
>
>once patched it gives
>000103
>and accepts %Y
>date +%Y%m%d
>20000103

Simon
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