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Bug 7724

Summary: fileutils uses intrnal strftime and not glibc's one
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Kostas Georgiou <k.georgiou>
Component: fileutilsAssignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer <bero>
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Description Kostas Georgiou 1999-12-10 10:57:43 UTC
ls in fileutils can't handle LC_TIME because it uses its own strftime
instead of glibc's. Looking at configure it looks like glibc strftime isn't
accepted because it can't handle the %f format (part of POSIX 2 it says)
since from what i've seen the only component in fileutils that needs
strftime is ls and it doesn't use the %f it should be possible to compile
with glibc's strftime.

Not really a big deal but it should be nice to have ls displaying dates
in the users locale.

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-01-18 13:33:59 UTC
fileutils in rawhide uses its internal strftime() only on systems that don't
have strftime.