suggested addition to 'date'
lyndon at orthanc.ca
Sat Aug 12 03:16:35 UTC 2006
I would lose the arbitrary restriction on line length by dropping linebuf
and using getchar()/putchar() with a test for \n to determine when to
emit the timestamp.
There's also the restriction on only being able to timestamp one stream.
I can see where it would be useful to be able to timestamp both stdout and
stderr; with 'date -s' you have to combine them. However adding support
for this argues for a separate program, as that sort of functionality
doesn't belong in date.
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