[ILUG] Compromised by ssh...
rick at linuxmafia.com
Sat Nov 4 00:02:53 GMT 2006
Quoting Niall O Broin (niall at linux.ie):
> Yes, American date format IS particularly stupid, as it's neither
> bigendian nor littlendian. For those who man pages are as challenged
> as as Mr. Shirley's here's the relevant bit from an unbroken date man
> -ITIMESPEC, --iso-8601[=TIMESPEC]
> output date/time in ISO 8601 format.
> TIMESPEC=`date' for date only, `hours', `minutes', or `seconds' for
> date and time to the indicated precision. --iso-8601 without
> TIMESPEC defaults to `date'.
Right. My manpages are likewise among the broken ones, which is why I
couldn't find quite what I was looking for and guessed "ISO-3339
format", which is close but no cigar: ISO-8601 is exactly right, and is
what I meant.
(Pity me moving back from Hong Kong to California, and being eternally
confused by expressions like "02/01/1990" and "down on the first floor".)
Cheers, The genius of you Americans is that you never make
Rick Moen clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves
rick at linuxmafia.com that make us wonder at the possibility that there may be
something to them that we are missing. --Gamel Abdel Nasser
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