Bug#3087: Bug in date.
Rob Browning writes ("Bug#3087: Bug in date."):
> >>>>> "J" == John F Bunch <email@example.com> writes:
> J> The date command will not set the hardware clock on the
> I think you misunderstand the purpose of date. Date is for setting
> the system clock. You set the motherboard clock with "clock". See
> "man clock" for details.
This should be documented in date(1) too, surely ?
I'll assign this bug to the `shellutils' package.
PS: John Bunch, your bug report psuedo-header wasn't recognised by the
bug tracking system because you preceded it with a line of text, and
the package name you gave (`GNU sh-utils') isn't the name of the
Debian package and so wouldn't be used anyway. Thanks for all the
detail you put into the report, which was helpful: I'm just suggesting
that you could help us even more next time by being a little less
`friendly' in the bits that the program is going to use :-).