converting dates

Inspired by Google feature of converting units, such as “20 euro to usd”, I tried to ask for “Sat, 1 Jul 2006 14:01:40 -0700 PDT to GMT”. Unfortunately, Google don’t understand it.

The fallback is to use my Linux:

$ TZ=GMT date -d 'Sat, 1 Jul 2006 14:01:40 -0700 PDT'
date: неверна? дата `Sat, 1 Jul 2006 14:01:40 -0700 PDT'

It is interpreted as a wrong date. I found that it’s enough to drop redundancy (timezone shift and timezone name):

$ TZ=GMT date -d 'Sat, 1 Jul 2006 14:01:40 PDT'
Сбт Июл  1 21:01:40 GMT 2006

The problem is solved. But I decided to test Google yet again, with the new format. Unfortunately, it haven’t helped.

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