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Re: [PATCH] find.1: avoid misunderstanding of `-prtinf %Ak` description

From: Bernhard Voelker
Subject: Re: [PATCH] find.1: avoid misunderstanding of `-prtinf %Ak` description
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2020 00:36:56 +0200
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Hi Kamil,

On 2020-10-06 17:10, Kamil Dudka wrote:
> * find/find.1 (-printf): Make it clear that strftime() format
> description in this man page is incomplete and refer to the
> strftime() documentation instead.
> Suggested in
> ---
>  find/find.1 | 5 ++---
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/find/find.1 b/find/find.1
> index ee7c6842..0bc882b3 100644
> --- a/find/find.1
> +++ b/find/find.1
> @@ -1420,9 +1420,8 @@ File's last access time in the format returned by the C 
> `ctime' function.
>  File's last access time in the format specified by
>  .IR k ,
>  which is either `@' or a directive for the C `strftime' function.
> -The possible values for \fIk\fR are listed below;
> -some of them might not be available on all systems,
> -due to differences in `strftime' between systems.
> +Below is an excerpt of possible values for \fIk\fR.  For full list
> +please refer to documentation of `strftime'.
>  .RS
>  .IP @
>  seconds since Jan.\& 1, 1970, 00:00 GMT, with fractional part.

Thanks for the patch.

I prefer to keep the sentence that the supported list of conversion
specifiers may vary among different systems.

Reading the original bug report, I found it useful to add the 'F'
conversion specifier - yielding the IMO quite useful 'yyyy-dd-mm'
date format.

Finally, I added similar clarification to the Texinfo manual.

May I push the attached in your name?

Thanks & have a nice day,

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