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CONVDATE(1)						    InterNetNews Documentation						       CONVDATE(1)

convdate - Convert to/from RFC 5322 dates and seconds since epoch SYNOPSIS
convdate [-dhl] [-c | -n | -s] [date ...] DESCRIPTION
convdate translates the date/time strings given on the command line, outputting the results one to a line. The input can either be a date in RFC 5322 format (accepting the variations on that format that innd(8) is willing to accept), or the number of seconds since epoch (if -c is given). The output is either ctime(3) results, the number of seconds since epoch, or a Usenet Date: header, depending on the options given. If date is not given, convdate outputs the current date. OPTIONS
-c Each argument is taken to be the number of seconds since epoch (a time_t) rather than a date. -d Output a valid Usenet Date: header instead of the results of ctime(3) for each date given on the command line. This is useful for testing the algorithm used to generate Date: headers for local posts. Normally, the date will be in UTC, but see the -l option. -h Print usage information and exit. -l Only makes sense in combination with -d. If given, Date: headers generated will use the local time zone instead of UTC. -n Rather than outputting the results of ctime(3) or a Date: header, output each date given as the number of seconds since epoch (a time_t). This option doesn't make sense in combination with -d. -s Pass each given date to the RFC 5322 date parser and print the results of ctime(3) (or a Date: header if -d is given). This is the default behavior. EXAMPLES
Most of these examples are taken, with modifications from the original man page dating from 1991 and were run in the EST/EDT time zone. % convdate '10 Feb 1991 10:00:00 -0500' Sun Feb 10 10:00:00 1991 % convdate '13 Dec 91 12:00 EST' '04 May 1990 0:0:0' Fri Dec 13 12:00:00 1991 Fri May 4 00:00:00 1990 % convdate -n '10 feb 1991 10:00' '4 May 90 12:00' 666198000 641880000 % convdate -c 666198000 Sun Feb 10 10:00:00 1991 ctime(3) results are in the local time zone. Compare to: % convdate -dc 666198000 Sun, 10 Feb 1991 15:00:00 +0000 (UTC) % env TZ=PST8PDT convdate -dlc 666198000 Sun, 10 Feb 1991 07:00:00 -0800 (PST) % env TZ=EST5EDT convdate -dlc 666198000 Sun, 10 Feb 1991 10:00:00 -0500 (EST) The system library functions generally use the environment variable TZ to determine (or at least override) the local time zone. HISTORY
Written by Rich $alz <>, rewritten and updated by Russ Allbery <> for the -d and -l flags. $Id: convdate.pod 8894 2010-01-17 13:04:04Z iulius $ SEE ALSO
active.times(5). INN 2.5.2 2010-02-08 CONVDATE(1)

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ACTIVE.TIMES(5) 					    InterNetNews Documentation						   ACTIVE.TIMES(5)

active.times - List of local creation times of newsgroups DESCRIPTION
The file pathdb/active.times provides a chronological record of when newsgroups were created on the local server. This file is normally updated by mod-active and innd whenever a newgroup control message is processed or a "ctlinnd newgroup" command is issued, and is used by nnrpd to answer NEWGROUPS requests. Each line consists of three fields: <name> <time> <creator> The first field is the name of the newsgroup. The second field is the time it was created, expressed as the number of seconds since the epoch. The third field is plain text intended to describe the entity that created the newsgroup. This field is encoded in UTF-8 and is usually the e-mail address of the person who created the group, as specified in the control message or on the ctlinnd command line, or the newsmaster specified at configure time if no creator argument was given to ctlinnd (by default, it is "usenet"). You can get the active.times file of another NNTP server with getlist(1). EXAMPLE
The line: news.admin.moderation 1175716803 <> shows that the newsgroup news.admin.moderation was created on April 4th, 2007, at 20:00:03 UTC. This date can be obtained for instance with "convdate -c 1175716803" (convdate(1) is shipped with INN) or "date -u -d "Jan 1, 1970 00:00:00 +0000 + 1175716803 seconds"". It is when the newsgroup was locally created; in this example, it is when a control message sent by "" was received and processed by the news server (see control.ctl(5) for more details). Therefore, the time is not necessarily the same on every news server. HISTORY
Written by Rich $alz <> for InterNetNews. Converted to POD by Russ Allbery <>. $Id: active.times.pod 8638 2009-09-28 19:59:48Z iulius $ SEE ALSO
active(5), convdate(1), ctlinnd(8), getlist(1), inn.conf(5), innd(8), mod-active(8), nnrpd(8). INN 2.5.3 2009-09-29 ACTIVE.TIMES(5)

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