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On Thu, Sep 12, 2002 at 12:10:48PM -0700, Blars Blarson wrote:
> Gnu date apperently siglently limits the timezone offset to 23, so the
> above command will SOMETIMES show todays date instead with no error
> message.  (The SOMETIMES makes this even harder to debug.)  This
> breaks portable and older shell scripts.  (I realize there are better
> ways of doing this using Gnu date, but they don't work on solaris or
> aix.)

Could you be more precise on "SOMETIMES" and maybe include steps to
reproduce? Does it only happen for specific dates? Which? Does it depend
on the architecture? Which?


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