Re: date confusion

From: John L (jl_at_lammtarra.notthisbit.fslife.co.uk)
Date: 11/09/05


Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2005 14:59:54 -0000


"HK" <pifpafpuf@gmx.de> wrote in message news:1131547744.681569.18640@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Stephane Chazelas wrote:
> > In *your* timezone, the epoch is not "1970-01-01 00:00:00". Try
> > it with. 1970-01-01 00:00:00 is only the epoch time in the GMT
> > timezone.
>
> % date -d '1970-01-01 00:00:00'
> Thu Jan 1 00:00:00 BST 1970
>
> BST is British Summer or Daylight Saving Time. How this can be
> meaningfully applied to a 1st of January escapes me.
>

British Summer Time was indeed in use in Britain on 1 January 1970.

-- 
John.