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Manual Reference Pages  -  SHTOOL-MDATE (1)

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NAME

shtool mdate - GNU shtool pretty-print last modification time

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

shtool mdate [-n|--newline] [-z|--zero] [-s|--shorten] [-d|--digits] [-f|--field-sep str] [-o|--order spec] path

DESCRIPTION

This command pretty-prints the last modification time of a given file or directory path, while still allowing one to specify the format of the date to display.

OPTIONS

The following command line options are available.
-n, --newline By default, output is written to stdout followed by a newline (ASCII character 0x0a). If option -n is used, this newline character is omitted.
-z, --zero Pads numeric day and numeric month with a leading zero. Default is to have variable width.
-s, --shorten Shortens the name of the month to a english three character abbreviation. Default is full english name. This option is silently ignored when combined with -d.
-d, --digits Use digits for month. Default is to use a english name.
-f, --field-sep str Field separator string between the day month year tripple. Default is a single space character.
-o, --order spec Specifies order of the day month year elements within the tripple. Each element represented as a single character out of ‘‘d’’, ‘‘m’’ and ‘‘y’’. The default for spec is ‘‘dmy’’.

EXAMPLE



 #   shell script
 shtool mdate -n /
 shtool mdate -f / -z -d -o ymd foo.txt
 shtool mdate -f - -s foo.txt



HISTORY

The GNU shtool mdate command was originally written by Ulrich Drepper in 1995 and revised by Ralf S. Engelschall <rse@engelschall.com> in 1998 for inclusion into GNU shtool.

SEE ALSO

shtool(1), date(1), ls(1).
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18-Jul-2008 SHTOOL-MDATE.TMP (1) shtool 2.0.8

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