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Re: 1.7.9 : date command fails for year 1900
On Jan 24 11:00, cygwin wrote:
> I want to thank everybody that responded. It looks like you don't
> think this is a bug. Given that date seems to work as I expect on SL
> 6.0, I would like to make a feature request: "Fix the date command
> to actually respond with the date"
It's not date's problem. The reason is that time_t is defined as 32 bit
type for historical reasons. We would have to redefine time_t to 64 bit
and change all time_t releated libc entry points in Cygwin to get this
working, but this is not a simple task. And it only affects executables
which are recompiled under the new settings.
But maybe it's really time to do it for Cygwin 1.7.11...
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