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bug #59988: Documentation for the find command omits -printf %{A,T,C}z

Submitter:  John Wiersba <jrw>
Submitted:  Tue 02 Feb 2021 04:15:57 AM UTC
Category:  documentation Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  4.7.0 Fixed Release:  None
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Wed 30 Mar 2022 05:58:27 PM UTC, comment #2: 

I'm OK with an incomplete list (as long as it's documented as such).  However, I would hope the date and find commands can coordinate their respective incompleteness.

John Wiersba <jrw>
Wed 23 Feb 2022 05:12:42 PM UTC, comment #1: 

The doc says (emphasis mine):

> 3.2.3 Time Formats
> Below is an incomplete list of formats for the directives '%A', '%C',
> and '%T', which print the file's timestamps.  Please refer to the
> documentation of 'strftime' for the full list.  Some of these formats
> might not be available on all systems, due to differences in the
> implementation of the C 'strftime' function.

Stephane Chazelas <stephanechazelas>
Tue 02 Feb 2021 04:15:57 AM UTC, original submission:  

The latest documentation https://www.gnu.org/software/findutils/manual/html_mono/find.html#Time-Formats is missing time formats for -printf like %Az %Tz %Cz, although %AZ %TZ %CZ are documented.  However these format directives do appear to work.  See also the documentation for the date command, which does document these format directives.  The find manpage is similarly missing documentation for these format directives.

John Wiersba <jrw>


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