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Re: find option -newermt parses time in GMT-7 timezone

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: find option -newermt parses time in GMT-7 timezone
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:24:34 +0000

On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 12:20 AM, Denis Laplante <address@hidden> wrote:
> The shell script below demonstrates that gnu "find" parses times for option 
> -newermt in timezone GMT-7 (Indochina).
> I discovered this when looking for log files modified around reboot time, and 
> getting nonsensical results.
>         2012-11-15t00:29
>         2012-11-15t00:31
>         2012-11-15t01:29

These are understood by the find's date parser (the same one as used
in GNU date) as being in timezone 'Tango' which is abbreviated 't'

Compare for example:

$ date -u  -d '2012-11-15t00:29'
Wed Nov 14 17:29:00 UTC 2012

If you want to specify T as a separator between the date and the time,
per ISO801, you need to use an upper-case "T".   For more details,
please refer to


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