suggested addition to 'date'
olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Mon Aug 28 15:46:49 UTC 2006
John Baldwin wrote:
> Oliver Fromme wrote:
> > There's another possibility, which doesn't require a new
> > option letter at all. You could add a new escape sequence
> > to the format string, e.g. "%*". Whenever date(1) is
> > called with a format string containing that sequence, it
> > goes into filter mode and replaces the sequence with the
> > current line. That would also enable you to be more
> > flexible with the placement of the timestamps.
> > For example:
> > $ printf 'foo\nbar\nbaz\n' | date +'%H:%M:%S %*'
> > 16:39:58 foo
> > 16:39:58 bar
> > 16:39:58 baz
> I prefer this of all the suggestions so far.
It's not very difficult, so I created a patch which does
exactly that (includes an addition for the manpage, too).
I've submitted it as bin/102609:
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