[nSLUG] ISO Date Standard (Was: "Year Pronunciation"

Richard Bonner ak621 at chebucto.ns.ca
Mon Jan 4 16:03:04 AST 2010


On Mon, 4 Jan 2010, Daniel MacKay wrote:

>>   Or were you referring to the fact that I used spaces in the 
>> example? (I did that for clarity.)
>
> eheh well, if you're doing that for clarity, just write "ymd" :-)

***   That does not imply the number of digits, though. I consider 
4-digit years to be important.


> Generating an ISO timestamp in Unix: if your /bin/date doesn't have 
> a --iso-8601 option, you can do the same with:
>
> /bin/date  '+%FT%T'

***   Thanks for the tip, Dan.  (-:

  Richard



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