[openssl-users] dates, times, durations in next release (commands)

Salz, Rich rsalz at akamai.com
Tue Sep 6 17:11:01 UTC 2016

I am thinking of standardizing the syntax for dates, times, and durations used by the applications in the next releases, based on http://www.w3schools.com/xml/schema_dtypes_date.asp (with the extension that lowercase letters can also be used).

Objects that need dates (x509 etc) will have a standard -start flag.  It takes an ISO date-time, the time defaulting to 00:00.  A time and duration can be specified by putting /duration after the start date.  Or the abosolute time can be specified with an -end flag.  For example
                -start 2017-02-10/p30d
                -start 2017-02-10 -end 2017-03-12
Both mean the same thing, from Feb 10 for 30 days.

Senior Architect, Akamai Technologies
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