suggested addition to 'date'

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Sat Aug 12 04:16:05 UTC 2006

On 2006-08-11 20:54, Julian Elischer <julian at> wrote:
> Yes I said I hacked it in :-)
> In my app you will never have such long lines..
> basically you need something that reads lines and tells you how much it 
> read..
> (I have no idea WHY fgets need sto return the START.. you already KNOW 
> that!)
> it'd be nice if you didn't have to to a strlen() on each line.

Perhaps the solution Sam proposed is much better then?  To read one
character at-a-time and only special-case the '\n' characters?

Maybe something like this?

	if (sflag) {
		int ch;
		time_t otval = 0;

		while ((ch = getchar()) != EOF) {
			if (ch != '\n')

			if (rlfag == 0 && time(&tval) == -1)
				err(1, "time");
			if (tval != otval) {
				lt = *localtime(&tval);
				badv = vary_apply(v, &lt);
				if (badv) {
					    "%s: Cannot apply date adjustment\n",
				(void)strftime(buf, sizeof(buf), format, &lt);
				otval = tval;
			(void)printf("%s", buf);
			if (fflush(stdout))
				err(1, "stdout");
	} ...

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