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SysAdmin: Linux and the Y2K Bug

Nov 29, 1999, 08:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Kiesling)

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"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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