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sr #106540: wish: date should support the english suffices such as 1st, 2nd, 3rd...

Submitted by:  Richard Neill <richardneill>
Submitted on:  Mon 03 Nov 2008 06:10:02 PM UTC  
 
Category: NonePriority: 5 - Normal
Severity: 1 - WishStatus: None
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Open/Closed: OpenOperating System: GNU/Linux

Mon 03 Nov 2008 06:10:02 PM UTC, original submission:

A small request for enhancement: it would be wonderful if the dates formatted by `date` could include the english language ordinal suffices.

Eg : date -d "$DATE" "+%A, %-d %B %Y"
results in: "Monday, 3 November 2008"
but I'd like to have "Monday, 3rd November 2008" instead.

By way of comparison, PHP uses %j%S to do this:
http://uk2.php.net/manual/en/function.date.php

Of course, there may be some i18n issues, which make this not-quite-trivial to implement; likewise it would be nice if date could recognise the strings with suffices too.

Thanks very much,

Richard

Richard Neill <richardneill>

 

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