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Re: Suggested enhancement to du command - show last modified date.

From: William Brendling
Subject: Re: Suggested enhancement to du command - show last modified date.
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 13:14:34 +0100

> First, get a copy of the latest sources from CVS by following
> the instructions here:
> Apply your changes there, then run e.g.,
> and mail the contents of DIFF to the mailing list.

OK. My current version is based upon the 5.2.1 release code. I will
try and port it over to the CVS code.

> Doesn't the standard ISO-8601 date format accomplish that, too?

Quite likely. I will have to find out what the ISO-8601 format is.

> It might be nice to have an option that makes it look
> at atime rather than mtime.

Yes, I thought of that, but did not need it myself. Would you suggest
a "--last-accessed" switch as well as "--last-modified", or would it
be better to have a modifier "--use-time=atime|ctime|mtime"?

> It's good to update the --help output and even better to update
> the primary documentation in the file doc/coreutils.texi.

I have made an addition to the "--help" output to describe the
"--last-modified" switch, but not the details of the date formats. I
have not yet looked at trying to update the other documentation.

> Writing ChangeLog entries describing your changes is helpful.

OK. It may take me a while to do all this.

> Contributions are welcome, but when they are not small, they
> must be accompanied by paperwork assigning copyright to the FSF.
> You may also need to obtain a disclaimer from your employer.
> If you're still interested, let me know and I'll send you the forms.

Yes, please send me the forms. No promises.

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