convert to time question

Sarah Reichelt sarah.reichelt at
Wed Oct 15 20:01:55 EDT 2008

On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 9:26 AM, J. Landman Gay
<jacque at> wrote:
> Thierry wrote:
>> Out of curiosity, I would be very much interested to understand
>> how we can make the build in convert command work ?
>> Any convert expert ?
> The convert command is complex enough that we had a whole scripting
> conference on it. Sarah Reichelt is our resident expert:
> <>
> Scroll down to #12.
> Any integer, when used with date commands, is considered to be a number of
> seconds. When used with the convert command, the local system clock is used
> for the conversion and takes into account daylight savings. The seconds are
> always constant anywhere in the world, but the converted date and time will
> vary based on the local clock.

LOL, thank you Jacque. You gave my answer before I could reply to this :-)


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