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Re: Sysvinit-devel Digest, Vol 69, Issue 1

From: Jesse Smith
Subject: Re: Sysvinit-devel Digest, Vol 69, Issue 1
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2020 15:46:43 -0300
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Thanks for sending over the patch and clearly documenting it. It applies
cleanly here to my 2.97 branch so I'll test it and (assuming all goes
well) include it in the next release.


> I've made a small modification to shutdown to allow for an extra time
> format specifier. It allows specifying hours and minutes away from 'now' in
> the form +hh:mm. I also added the extra syntax to the relevant manpage.
> When checking this new relative time, hh is limited to 99999 hours, which
> corresponds to a little over 11 years.
> This syntax allows more easily specifying shutdown times several days in
> advance, like a preplanned reboot at 1AM on Sunday set up on the previous
> Friday.
> I've attached a patch implementing the changes against the 2.95 release
> branch.
> Thanks,
> Will

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