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bug#6642: Date manipulation is not working after patching our Centos 4.8
bug#6642: Date manipulation is not working after patching our Centos 4.8 server
Thu, 15 Jul 2010 22:20:20 -0600
Sandoval, Juan wrote:
> vhost01.dca.int: ~ % /usr/local/gnu/bin/date --date "7 days + 11-jul-2010"
> /usr/local/gnu/bin/date: invalid date `7 days + 11-jul-2010'
Thank you for the report. Often here I might say something to the
effect that I can't recreate the problem. But in this case I can't
recreate the success! As far as I know that isn't the accepted
syntax. It should be the other way around. This would work for
date --date "11-jul-2010 + 7 days"
> However it works fine on our other server that we have not patched yet.
> vhost01.vgs.int: ~ % % /usr/local/gnu/bin/date --date "7 days + 11-jul-2010"
> Sun Jul 18 00:00:00 PDT 2010
Who am I to dispute an example such as that!
What are the versions of those two different date commands?
Is this a version of the coreutils that you compiled yourself or from
some other source? GNU is all about the source.