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Re: Packages vs. files on mirrors

On Wed, 19 Aug 1998, Joseph Carter wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 19, 1998 at 01:34:34PM +0200, Remco Blaakmeer wrote:
> > > date -R is your FRIEND!
> > 
> > $ date -R
> > Wed, 19 Aug 1998 13:27:53 +0200
> > 
> > In what way does that help me to find out the difference (in time) between
> > UTC and CST? Or between UTC and any other timezone, for that matter?
> > 
> > I really think mirror times should be stated in UTC and not in the local
> > time for whatever timezone the mirror (or master) happens to be in.
> +0200 is 2 hours more than UTC.  This fall after the time change (if your
> timezone honors daylight savings time) it'll be +0100.

Yeah, sure. But that's my own timezone, right? I am not in CST, so I'd
like to know the difference between CST and UTC when someone tells me
something is going to happen at 1:30pm CST. Is there a program in Debian
that can give me that information?


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