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bug#24077: VS: bug in MAN page for data command

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: bug#24077: VS: bug in MAN page for data command
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:35:55 +0100
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tag 24077 wontfix

On 28/07/16 06:27, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Eric Blake wrote:
>> As a compromise, can we mention that MMDDhhmm[[CCYY][.ss]] output can be
>> produced by the %m%d%H%M%C%y.%S format, as an additional line of text?
> Unfortunately that format does not work when the century is outside the range 
> 00-99.


> Whatever we do, we should do consistently in 'date' and 'touch' and etc.

> The POSIX spec uses all lower case, which is confusing in a different way but 
> is 
> at least standardized.

Well it just a representation of placeholders for numbers.
There's nothing "standard" about it.
IMHO as long as it's unambiguous it's fine.

Though I think overall ambiguity is reduced here,
I don't feel strongly about it, so will revert.

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