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bug#8142: Bug Submission

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: bug#8142: Bug Submission
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 19:40:06 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

tags 8142 + notabug

Schaefer, Kevin L wrote:
> I located a bug in the help page for the date command, which can be
> accessed by typing "date --help". It says that the range for second
> is (00..60), when it should probably be (00..59).

Thank you for your report.  However this is not a bug.  The range
really is 0 through 60.  Periodically a leap second is needed to be
inserted and when that happens the seconds really are 60.  Here is a
reference for leap seconds.



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