gpg expiration date format

Werner Koch wk at
Mon Nov 11 09:51:01 CET 2002

On Mon, 11 Nov 2002 00:04:41 -0500, David Shaw said:

> Perhaps it would be good if GnuPG accepted an epoch-time value here as
> well as the human readable date format.

Seconds since Epoch are not good to express calendar dates expecially
not those in the future - it is impossible to know how many leap
seconds will be inserted in future years. 

Well, this is theory because OpenPGP and GnuPG do use Epoch times
internally.  The current parser is only able to handle a date and
can't cope with a time part, so please use the "YYYY-MM-DD" format.



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