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bug#37130: 27.0.50; Tar mode should use the ISO8601 format to display th


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#37130: 27.0.50; Tar mode should use the ISO8601 format to display the timestamps (or support TIME_STYLE or locales)
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2019 05:46:26 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Vincent Lefevre <address@hidden> writes:

> When tar-mode-show-date is set to t (to get the timestamps), the
> Tar mode displays them in a non-standard format. It should use
> the ISO8601 format (this is what GNU tar does).

I think it makes sense to follow GNU tar's lead here, so I've now done
this on the trunk.

> Other formats (e.g. one corresponding to the locales) could be used
> via an option; in particular, the support of the TIME_STYLE
> environment variable (see coreutils manual) would be a good idea.

I think that sounds like overkill for tar-mode, but perhaps there should
be a general function somewhere for using TIME_STYLE throughout Emacs
whenever time/dates are displayed.

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