Subject: Re: why do date(1), at(1) and batch(1) accept 61 seconds?
To: NetBSD Users <>
From: Johan Danielsson <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/09/2005 11:00:07
"Stefan 'Kaishakunin' Schumacher" <> writes:

> Why	is the 61st second required? As far as I unterstood, only a 
> 60th second is required for an additional leap second.

Good question. I was under the impression that there could be up to
two leap-seconds in one go, but looking for it I can't find any proof
for this. There has not been more than one at a time since 1972, when
the definition of UTC was altered (before, it was stepped by smaller