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Re: Change in ls -l time stamp display?



On Tue, July 17, 2007 08:12, Sjoerd Mullender wrote:
> Pete Geenhuizen wrote:
>> On Tue, July 17, 2007 07:36, Karl Larsen wrote:
>>> Pete Geenhuizen wrote:
>>>> I just started noodling around with F7, on my second install, and I'm
>>>> sure that initially, but not positive, in an ls -l listing the file
>>>> time stamp was as it has always been.
>>>>
>>>> Either I missed it or the recent update of coreutils has changed the
>>>> time stamp display in a long listing of ls. Is it me or has anyone
>>>> else also noticed this change.
>>>>
>>>> This is what I mean, notice the date format
>>>> fc6
>>>> $ ls -lad /etc
>>>> drwxr-xr-x 154 root root 12288 Jul 17 00:44 /etc
>>>>
>>>> now in f7
>>>> $ ls -lad /etc
>>>> drwxr-xr-x 108 root root 12288 2007-07-17 04:28 /etc
>>>>
>>>> If it's me can someone enlighten me what the fix is or is this a bug?
>>>>
>>>> Thx
>>>> Pete
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>>> I don't detect any virus from your email Pete. Why did you install F7
>>> twice?
>> Because I might have more than one computer perhaps?
>>
>>> If it loads it is good I thought. I looked at man ls and it seems
>>> to be the same one from FC6 so far as I can see. What you show is the
>>> same thing from FC6 and F7 the difference being the date. On FC6 you
>>> get
>>> a USA standard date. On F7 you get the European date and that looks
>>> different. Both are accurate I think and I like the looks of the F7
>>> line
>>> better :-)
>> I'm not disputing it's accuracy.
>> I checked the man pages.
>> I didn't ask for, didn't select, nor do I live in Europe, no offense,
>> but I have no interest in European time display.
>>
>> None of you suggestions or comments address my question, and if I
>> preferred the f7 output I wouldn't have brought it up, I obviously
>> prefer the old listing which has been that way in every Unix version
>> that I've worked on for the past 25 years.
>
> I noticed the difference too.
Good so it isn't me.
Out of curiosity, did you notice if F7 has always been this way or is it as a result of the recent coreutils update?

I use something like this to get the old
> formatting back:
>
> alias ls="ls --time-style=$'+%b %_d %Y\n%b %_d %H:%M'"
Thanks saves me nutting it out, and works like a charm.  It's hell when you are stuck in a rut.
>
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