Subject: bin/3318: Date appears to have the Y2K problem.
To: None <>
From: Peter Seebach <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/11/1997 14:27:40
>Number:         3318
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       date(1) doesn't know about centuries or 4-digit years
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Mar 11 14:35:02 1997
>Originator:     Peter Seebach
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>Release:        -current
System: NetBSD taniemarie 1.2C NetBSD 1.2C (SEEBS) #0: Sat Mar 1 03:26:00 CST 1997 seebs@taniemarie:/usr/src/sys/arch/amiga/compile/SEEBS amiga

	At least according to the man page, the format date(1) uses has only
	two digits for a year.

	man date

	Add support for four digit years.  The other two digits are *not* the
	century; the century of 1997 is 20, and we don't want to spell it
	2097, and it is also not century -1, because then Y2K itself would be
	spelled 1900.