options on date
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Mon Jan 17 13:16:28 UTC 2011
On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 12:29 PM, David Collier
<from_busybox_maillist at dexdyne.com> wrote:
> Just a thought...
> busybox seems to ignore the -s switch on date.
It doesn't ignore it: date -s DATETIME does set time.
> However - for the separately compiled "date" I looked at, -s switches the
> date format over to something completely different.
> date -s "...."
> would work under busybox, but give an error under Linux...
To paraphrase more clearly:
Bbox date treats
date -s DATETIME
essentially the same (except for the MMDDhhmm[[CC]YY][.ss] case,
which is supported only without -s).
Coreutils date supports both formats, but uses different syntaxes
for DATETIME in them.
Why is this a problem?
> even when
> date "same string"
> would actually work fine under Linux
> Is there an argument for busybox rejecting the -s option as
> "unimplemented" since we don't implement the data format it implies???
What data format does it imply?
And again, want to clarify: bbox date is more restrictive, and possibly
in some cases incompatible regarding DATETIME formats it accepts.
I think the solution to that is to carefully extend the set of accepted formats.
Tell me which format do you feel bbox date needs to be extended to support?
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