SysAdmin: Linux and the Y2K BugNov 29, 1999, 08:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Kiesling)
"Linux, like other POSIX-compliant operating systems, provides facilities for coping with the Y2K bug, and software written properly for Linux should be able to cope with the end of the millennium."
"As a systems administrator, however, you may want to test both your Linux systems and any applications running on them for date compliance..."
"Linux keeps track of the time using the 32-bit time_t type that
maintains the count of UTC calendar time, which is the number of
seconds since January 1, 1970."
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