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[PATCH] time-fmt-escapes


From: isabella parakiss
Subject: [PATCH] time-fmt-escapes
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 20:56:19 +0100

>From 2157400e3de983c358b580bb8cd22b337cd87eae Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: izabera <address@hidden>
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 20:30:11 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] time-fmt-escapes

---
 builtins/printf.def | 17 ++++++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 16 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/builtins/printf.def b/builtins/printf.def
index 9b9d390..cc87aae 100644
--- a/builtins/printf.def
+++ b/builtins/printf.def
@@ -450,7 +450,22 @@ printf_builtin (list)
    fmt++;  /* skip over left paren */
    for (t = timefmt, n = 1; *fmt; )
      {
-       if (*fmt == '(')
+       /* Allow backslash escapes in time formats */
+       if (*fmt == '\\')
+         {
+     fmt++;
+#if defined (HANDLE_MULTIBYTE)
+     memset (mbch, '\0', sizeof (mbch));
+     fmt += tescape (fmt, mbch, &mblen, (int *)NULL);
+     for (mbind = 0; mbind < mblen; mbind++)
+       *t++ = mbch[mbind];
+#else
+     fmt += tescape (fmt, &nextch, (int *)NULL, (int *)NULL);
+     *t++ = nextch;
+#endif
+     continue;
+         }
+       else if (*fmt == '(')
          n++;
        else if (*fmt == ')')
          n--;
-- 
2.3.3




Currently it's not possible to print mismatched ( ) in printf "%(format)T".
This patch allows one to use octal and hex escapes.

$ printf "%(It's %H:%M here :\x29 and today is %A :\x29)T\n" -1
It's 20:53 here :) and today is Tuesday :)

I hope it's ok.


---
xoxo iza



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