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Re: Fwd: Default time for unmarked history lines


From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: Fwd: Default time for unmarked history lines
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 10:53:07 +0000

On 18 January 2016 at 22:21, Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:
On 1/18/16 11:53 AM, Reuben Thomas wrote:

> So, how about instead interpreting a missing/0 date as a NaD (Not A Date),
> rather as readline does anyway with time 0, and providing a slightly more
> meaningful message than the current "??". Then a) I would be able to remove
> all my bogus "1" timestamps, and b) both "0" and missing timestamps would
> give the user a clue that data was missing and/or zero?

I think that a more meaningful error string would be useful.  We'll try
reporting on invalid dates if the timestamp string in the history entry is
non-empty.

​Sounds good, thanks.

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