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approxidate woes

Hi everybody,

I've now located why our backup repo shrinks every month:

  git gc --prune=2d

doesn't do what I expected, and differs a lot from --prune=48h.

The latter actually means 'older than two days', while the
former is 'since the second day of this month, same time as now'.

Even '2d ago' does not help - '2 days ago' does.

Mildly irritating, and worse, hard to find in the documentation.
I failed at the latter and fell back to the sources, finding
'./bin-wrappers/test-date approxidate' for trying.

Where would I look?

- Andreas

"Totally trivial. Famous last words."
From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@*.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 07:29:21 -0800