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Re: Date can dish it out, but not parse it back in

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: Date can dish it out, but not parse it back in
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 08:44:51 +0100

address@hidden wrote:
> OK, better add after
> `-d DATESTR'
> `--date=DATESTR'
>      Display the date and time specified in DATESTR instead of the
>      current date and time.  DATESTR can be in almost any common
>      format.
> That it wants ASCII...
> P.S., nobody saw my
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-coreutils/2009-01/msg00051.html

Hi Dan,

I understand your point, but the title makes it clear it's "dirty",
and there's a pretty clear caveat at the end:

    However, if your cloned directory is for a one-shot patch submission and
    you're going to remove it right afterwards, then this approach is fine.
    Otherwise, for a more sustainable (and more generally useful, IMHO)
    process, read on about "topic" branches.

My goal was to make it as easy as possible even for those in a
big hurry (and for those where hearing VC "branch" triggers a
negative reaction ;-) to do the right thing.

> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-coreutils/2009-01/msg00085.html

Please propose an addition to --help to make it say what you'd like.
You often have good suggestions, but we're much more likely to take
action on them if/when you provide patches.  This is part of the
reason for trying to make the patch-submission process as quick
and easy as possible.

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