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bug#8782: date command

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: bug#8782: date command
Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2011 10:02:39 +0200

Voelker, Bernhard wrote:
> Jim Meyering wrote:
>> James Youngman wrote:
>>> One tweak: use date -d "12:00 +1 day" instead of "date -d tomorrow" in
>>> the example.
>> Good idea.  That makes it immune to failure in a one hour interval
>> on the day before the spring DST transition.
> hmm, shouldn't the "tomorrow" handling be fixed then?

Hi Voelker,

"Fixed" how?  To retry in that very unusual case?
Let's ignore that someone might depend on the current failure,
e.g., to locate a DST transition.

Note that "tomorrow" is equivalent to "+1 day", aka "+24 hours".

Upon retry would you use +23 hours or +25 hours?  Something else?

I don't think it's feasible to change it.
This is well documented in the FAQ, and probably in the manual, too.

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