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Re: [at-l] Y2K



The number that you are referring to will 'rollover' in the year 2038.
It is a 32 bit word, that counts the number of 'jiffies' since Jan 1
1970 I believe.

...Mark

> Actually, UNIX (at least the flavors I've worked with) doesn't store the
> date as any kind of MM/DD/YY format.  It actually stores date and time as
> the number of seconds that have elapsed since some date in the 60's.  While
> this sounds bizarre, it'll work fine for a *very* long time, and is actually
> very memory efficient.  It just means that any time you need to get the date
> from the system, it gives you this huge number.  You then have to pass that
> number to a routine that converts it to a more user-friendly format.
> 
> db
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