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Re: [PATCH] New command checktime

From: Bean
Subject: Re: [PATCH] New command checktime
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2008 19:37:02 +0800

On Sat, Aug 9, 2008 at 7:20 PM, Isaac Dupree
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Bean wrote:
>> I agree with Colin the datetime representation should be more
>> intuitive, but we should stick to one layout. I use the following
>> format now:
>> date [[year-]month-day] [hour:minute[:second]]
>> date is separated by `-' , and time `:', year and second part can be
>> omitted.
> I'm also a fan of ISO 8601, which has similarities to that above format
> (well, we may only want to use a subset of ISO 8601's formats.)
> It did remind me since it has optional time zone info, that time zones exist
> :-) ... does GRUB have any idea what the local timezone is, or will it have
> to require the time-zone part?  What about whether the hardware clock is UTC
> or local-time?


The efi time service have time zone info, but pc cmos don't, although
we can assume it's 0. But since pc is the platform for most user, I
guess it's not very useful.


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