Re: ls has stopped using the ISO date format



On 06/01/2010 03:23 PM, Andrei Popescu wrote:
On Ma, 01 iun 10, 13:56:12, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:

From SUSv3:
"The<date and time> field shall contain the appropriate date and timestamp of
when the file was last modified. In the POSIX locale, the field shall be the
equivalent of the output of the following date command:

date "+%b %e %H:%M"

if the file has been modified in the last six months, or:

date "+%b %e %Y"
...
Of course, SUS basically ignores any locale other than "POSIX" or "C",
but there is rarely a good reason to be different in other locales.

One reason would be that '%b %e %Y' makes sense only to Americans>:-)


I've often wondered where that date convention originates. The military (or, at least, the Navy) and DEC, when it created VMS (don't know about it's earlier OSs) realizes the flaw in that format and thus uses DD-AAA-YYYY.

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