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bug#9614: date ignoring wrong TZ values

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: bug#9614: date ignoring wrong TZ values
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2011 23:04:11 +0200
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Sandro Santilli <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 12:19:22AM +0200, Andreas Schwab wrote:
>> Pádraig Brady <address@hidden> writes:
>> > $ TZ=Japan+1 date
>> This is a well-formed POSIX timezone.
> Meaning UTC+1 ?

The timzone name has no meaning, only the offset matters.

>> > $ TZ=Japan date
>> This is a non-POSIX timezone that happens to match an Olson timezone.
> non-POSIX means illegal ?

It means unspecified (but not undefined), ie. the implementation may
reject it or do something sensible.


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