suggested addition to 'date'

Ricardo Nabinger Sanchez rnsanchez at
Thu Aug 17 01:30:40 UTC 2006

On Wed, 16 Aug 2006 18:01:12 -0700, Julian Elischer <julian at>

> BTW I chose 's' without any research.. Date only has the short getopt so 
> '--' doesn't work, but
> there are lots of unsed letters..  a quick survey suggests maybe -p
> (pipe?) (suggestions welcome) my favourites of s and f are already used
> on one system or another.

I'd stick to either -S, -F, -T (for timestamp) or -p.  After a quick
research in some twenties man pages, it's easy to find programs that have
few options and some of them are uppercase.

Ricardo Nabinger Sanchez     <rnsanchez@{,}>
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