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Re: [DotGNU]timezone question

From: Barry Fitzgerald
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]timezone question
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 10:31:09 -0400

Andy Kilner wrote:
> On Sat, 20 April 2002, Rhys Weatherley wrote:
> >
> > Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> >
> > > GMT moves because it's a real time zone (people live there). UTC doesn't
> > > move because no one lives in UTC, except some geeks....
> >
> > OK, then I propose that the meetings be based on UTC
> > in the future to avoid timezone change-over issues.
> >
> > i.e. 10:00am UTC and 22:00 pm UTC on Saturday, or
> > 11:00am GMT and 23:00 pm GMT.
> Wasn't this kinda what Internet time (by swatch) was all about. I don't
> think i've ever seen anyone actually use it (probably for a reason) but
> i thought since it was an option in gkrellm and for the standard Gnome
> panel clock someone might be interested and give it a go.
> If you need to convert times just use
> So apparently the meeting will be @000 beats or something.

Or, on GNU/Linux (or any Unix based system with a date program) 'date
-u' will give you UTC time based on your system clock.

date; date -u

will give you yours, then UTC layered on the bottom.


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