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Re: feature request: printf %(%s)T

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: feature request: printf %(%s)T
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 12:00:34 -0500
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On 11/22/11 4:53 PM, Greg Wooledge wrote:
> This is a feature request, rather than a bug.  Bash 4.2's printf command
> has a lovely %(datefmt)T feature that allows it to print out formatted
> timestamps using the underlying operating system's strftime(3) routine.
> It even allows bash to print the current time, or the time the current
> shell was invoked.

I wonder if a better way to handle this is to require the %s expansion
at configure time and use the strftime replacement in lib/sh if the C
library's strftime doesn't implement it.  What systems, if you know, do
not handle %s?

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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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