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Re: Dired doesn't understand localized file dates

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Dired doesn't understand localized file dates
Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2002 14:37:44 +0200
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

|>     (setq dired-move-to-filename-regexp "^ *[^ ]+ +[^ ]+ +[^ ]+ +[^ ]+ +[^ 
]+ +[^ ]+ +[^ ]+ +[^ ]+ +")
|> That works by counting whitespace regions.  I think I saw cases long
|> ago where that would not work, which is why I did not use it.
|> I don't remember what the case was; perhaps it was user names with
|> spaces in them, or perhaps it was locales that altered the number
|> of spaces in the date.

For example, ls from fileutils 4.1.8 uses ISO style dates by default if
LC_TIME is not the C locale, which means only one space in the date field
for dates inside the 3 month range (05-14 11:55), and no space for the
other dates (2001-09-03).


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