[TAG] Technical help regarding 2-cent item in latest issue.
ben at linuxgazette.net
Thu Mar 8 19:05:02 MSK 2007
On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 08:05:37PM -0500, Brandon Sussman wrote:
> The first item refers to a way to check time handling related tot he time
> change due on 11 March in the USA. The example command is "date -d '27
> Here is a subsequent partial quote: "That's the desired output, a week
> the time change."
> Since I am sure you review contributions, please explain in what calendar
> system 27 March occurs 1 week after 11 March (new date) or 1 April
> old rule date). I am not aware of it.
At times, we all do things that may not have an obvious reason: for
example, send an email (one that smacks of asperity and entitlement) to
an address used only for publication issues in LG rather than using the
'Talkback' link on the bottom of that page that is specifically and
clearly intended for the purpose of discussing that page. A bit hard to
explain, that - particularly the slightly grating tone, eh?
In any case, I am CCing this reply to The Answer Gang, where the author
(Rick Moen) can answer you himself. I suspect it was a mistake, but I
will note that it was not one of any substance: as it stands, the
proposed test does exactly what Rick has said it will do - check for
compliance with the time shift. It would be interesting to hear your
explanation of how this has given you grounds for outrage.
* Ben Okopnik * Editor-in-Chief, Linux Gazette * http://LinuxGazette.NET *
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