On 3 Nov 2006, at 21:45, Rick Moen wrote:
>> Interesting. 'date -I' is not an invocation i'm familiar with, nor is
>> it in the date manpage, but it does nonetheless seem to work (and
>> usefully too, producing a date of the format YYYY-MM-DD, for those
>> like me who this is new to).
>> I use it a great deal, finding the cited ISO-3339 format much, _much_
> more logical than most others -- especially the moronic MM/DD/YYYY
> format common in the USA. You'll of course have noticed that it sorts
> correctly in filenames. ;->
Yes, American date format IS particularly stupid, as it's neither
nor littlendian. For those who man pages are as challenged as as Mr.
here's the relevant bit from an unbroken date man page:
output date/time in ISO 8601 format.
TIMESPEC=`date' for date
only, `hours', `minutes', or `seconds' for date and
time to the
indicated precision. --iso-8601 without TIMESPEC
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