[pups] A bootable disk image for a PDP-11/34?

Bill Gunshannon bill at cs.scranton.edu
Wed Jan 31 11:45:20 AEST 2001

On Tue, 30 Jan 2001, Ken Wellsch wrote:

> Don't forget to type 'date' when logged in ... it is a hoot to see B^)
> Oh heck, never thought to actually try to set the date, post 2000...
> maybe better to let it live back in 1975...

I assume it is just like Ultrix-11 was, soooooo
Here's a quick way to get the date right until you get a chance to
install a fixed "date" command.  Yes, it is only the date command
that is not Y2K ready.

First:   Set the date to 9912312359
Second:  wait one minute.  It is now 1 Jan 2000.
Third:   Set the date to 12312359
Fourth:  wait one minute.  It is now 1 Jan 2001.
Fifth:   Set the month, day, hour and minute to the current time.
Voila.  Primitive, but it works.  I guess I could try building the GNU
date command on Ultrix-11 or maybe just get the sources from FreeBSD.

All the best.


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