date formats acceptable to the "date" command
from_busybox_maillist at dexdyne.com
Fri Jan 14 12:47:00 UTC 2011
In article <memo.20110114113746.14188A at postmaster+dexdyne.com.cix.co.uk>,
from_busybox_maillist at dexdyne.com (David Collier) wrote:
> *From:* "David Collier" <from_busybox_maillist at dexdyne.com>
> *To:* busybox at busybox.net
> *CC:* jered at dexdyne.com
> *Date:* Fri, 14 Jan 2011 11:37 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
> "big linux" date command seems to like a single format when you are
> setting the date
> that is [MMDDhhmm[[CC]YY][.ss]]
> if I do "date --help" in busybox it says:
> Recognized TIME formats:
> YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm[:ss]
> which doesn't seem to allow for MMDDhhmmCCYY
> however when I experiment with
> date 011410032011
> it all seems to work as desired.
rubbish - I screwed my tests
it worked in 1.13.1,
though it wasn't documented as an acceptable format
it no longer works in 1.17.4
So I guess the help file is now telling the truth.
It seems a bit silly not to accept the only standard format as used by
the coreutils version?
> I think it's good that busybox should support the standard string
> format -
> if you agree can it be added to the help info?
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