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Re: GNU Date?
Re: GNU Date?
Tue, 22 May 2001 12:56:06 -0600
> I took over administration of a server and one of the users on that system
> use gdate in his scripts. I am settinng up a new server and I will have to
> migrate everything to this new server. The previous administrator did not
> leave any src files for me to recompile gdate on my new server, so I am out
> searching for this package.
Most GNU software uses autoconf for portability and this is frequently
used to allow people building software to rename the program.
--program-prefix=PREFIX prepend PREFIX to installed program names
--program-suffix=SUFFIX append SUFFIX to installed program names
--program-transform-name=PROGRAM run sed PROGRAM on installed program names
This might be desired if you were adding GNU software to a commercial
OS and did not want to overwrite the original vendor's files. GNU
software will commonly be installed with a 'g' prefix. Therefore
gdate would really be the date command. [I never use the prefix
myself and avoid it. I recommend installing GNU software on
commercial OS's in a different directory. My personal choice is
/opt/local, keeping /usr/local for truly local customizations.]
Most GNU software you can get version and package information from
with the --version option. With this you will find that date is part
of the sh-utils package.
The latest test release is available at:
Hope that helps
- GNU Date?, Mike Kirgan, 2001/05/22
- Re: GNU Date?,
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