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Re: Bug in date (1.1)

  Yves Arrouye writes:
  Yves>  I can't find the name of the package maintainer, so here's the
  Yves> problem: when the timezone is incorrectly set (the default in my 1.1
  Yves> brand new installation), saying
  Yves> 	% date +%Z
  Yves> does something bad: instead of returning an empty timezone (as if I
  Yves> say "date '+%H %Z'" which works perfectly), the disk starts spinning
  Yves> and date does not return until it is killed.

Works for me (note the ' around the call):
edd@miles:~/progs/knn> date '+%Z'		

edd@miles:~/progs/knn> dpkg -s shellutils
Package: shellutils
Essential: yes
Status: install ok installed
Priority: required
Section: base
Maintainer: David P. Boswell <daveb@tau.space.thiokol.com>
Version: 1.12-5
Pre-Depends: libc5 (>=5.2.18-1)
Description: The GNU shell programming utilities.           

Dirk Eddelb"uttel                              http://qed.econ.queensu.ca/~edd

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