In CVS, all dates and times are processed by a version of the GNU
getdate function, which can
translate dates and times given in several different formats. Case is
always irrelevant when interpreting dates. Spaces are permitted in
date strings, but in the command-line client a string with spaces
should be surrounded by quotes. If a year is 0 to 99, it is considered
to be in the twentieth century.
If a time is not given, midnight at the start of the date is assumed. If a time zone is not specified, the date is interpreted as being in the client's local time zone.
The legal time and date formats for CVS are defined by the ISO 8601 standard and RFC 822 as amended by RFC 1123. Other formats can be interpreted, but CVS is designed to handle only these standards.
The basic ISO 8601 date format is as follows:
All values are numbers with leading zeros to ensure that the
correct number of digits are used. Hours are given in 24-hour
time. This produces the structure
YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS, which is
internationally acceptable and can be sorted easily. You can use a
date, a time, or both.
If you're using ISO 8601 format with the hyphens, the full
date is required in CVS. The
YYYYMMDD date format is also acceptable
and can be abbreviated to
HH:MM time formats are acceptable. Times
can also be specified without the colon, so
HHMM are usable.
Be aware that
be misinterpreted as
YYYY. Get ...