[linux-elitists] Show Us The Code

Rick Moen rick@linuxmafia.com
Sat Mar 3 21:56:54 PST 2007

Quoting David L. Anselmi (anselmi@anselmi.us):

> The Debian bug on this says that --iso-8601 is deprecated in favor of 
> --rfc-3339 and contains links to the upstream discussion:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=354799
> Be nice if there were a short option, I guess.

'-I' is now deprecated (and deliberately dropped from the manpage, which
seems bloody minded) for the same reason that --iso-8601 was.  Option
-i was proposed as a replacement short option (standing for 'Internet
time'), but rejected because Paul Eggert's PC clock was too jittery

So, the best approximation we'll be permitted to the brevity and clarity
of 'date -I' is 

  date +%Y-%m-%d


  date --rfc-3339=date

Argh.  Just kill me now.

Rick Moen                 "Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor."
rick@linuxmafia.com                                   -- Elizabeth Tudor

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