Yes, you actually have more time. Time runs out for Unix in 2038, not 2036, and with a 64-bit variable the time count will not overflow within the expected lifetime of the universe. Good. I was worried about what we'd do in the 61st century. Bruce -- TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS MAILING LIST: e-mail the word "unsubscribe" to email@example.com . Trouble? e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .