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5.2 Date Format

Many of the kadmin commands take a duration or time as an argument. The date can appear in a wide variety of formats, such as:

     "15 minutes"
     "7 days"
     "1 month"
     "2 hours"
     "400000 seconds"
     "next year"
     "this Monday"
     "next Monday"
     "second Monday"
     "3/31/1992 10:00:07 PST"
     "January 23, 2007 10:05pm"
     "22:00 GMT"

Note that if the date specification contains spaces, you must enclose it in double quotes. Note also that you cannot use a number without a unit. (I.e., “"60 seconds"” is correct, but “60” is incorrect.) All keywords are case-insensitive. The following is a list of all of the allowable keywords.

january, jan, february, feb, march, mar, april, apr, may, june, jun, july, jul, august, aug, september, sep, sept, october, oct, november, nov, december, dec
sunday, sun, monday, mon, tuesday, tues, tue, wednesday, wednes, wed, thursday, thurs, thur, thu, friday, fri, saturday, sat
year, month, fortnight, week, day, hour, minute, min, second, sec
tomorrow, yesterday, today, now, last, this, next, first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, ago
Time Zones
kadmin recognizes abbreviations for most of the world's time zones. A complete listing appears in kadmin Time Zones.
12-hour Time Delimiters
am, pm