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5.6: Dates

The protocol contains times and dates in various places.

For the `-D' option to the annotate, co, diff, export, history, rdiff, rtag, tag, and update requests, the server should support two formats:

26 May 1997 13:01:40 GMT  ; RFC 822 as modified by RFC 1123
5/26/1997 13:01:40 GMT    ; traditional

The former format is preferred; the latter however is sent by the CVS command line client (versions 1.5 through at least 1.9).

For the `-d' option to the log request, servers should at least support RFC 822/1123 format. Clients are encouraged to use this format too (traditionally the command line CVS client has just passed along the date format specified by the user, however).

For Mod-time, see the description of that response.

For Notify, see the description of that request.

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