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Re: If "date" can't read /etc/localtime

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: If "date" can't read /etc/localtime
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 14:34:37 +0100
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Jori Mantysalo <address@hidden> writes:

> If date -command can not read file /etc/localtime, it will print UTC time.
> Why doesn't it print any error messages?

Because it's not an error.  The file /etc/localtime is optional, and it is
an implementation detail of the underlying libc that date isn't supposed
to know about anyway.


Andreas Schwab, SuSE Labs, address@hidden
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