Hi Junio,

On 4 January 2013 23:50, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Anand Kumria <wildf...@progsoc.org> writes:
>> By selecting a tag within gitk you can display information about it.
>> This information is output by using the command
>>  'git cat-file tag <tagid>'
>> This outputs the *raw* information from the tag, amongst which is the
>> time - in seconds since the epoch. As useful as that value is, I find it
>> a lot easier to read and process time which it is something like:
>>  "Mon Dec 31 14:26:11 2012 -0800"
>> This change will modify the display of tags in gitk like so:
>>   @@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
>>    object 5d417842efeafb6e109db7574196901c4e95d273
>>    type commit
>>    tag v1.8.1
>>   -tagger Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> 1356992771 -0800
>>   +tagger Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> Mon Dec 31 14:26:11 2012 -0800
>>    Git 1.8.1
>>    -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
>> Signed-off-by: Anand Kumria <wildf...@progsoc.org>
>> ---
> Sounds like a sensible thing to do but I didn't check how else
> (other than purely for displaying) this string is used.

As far as I can tell it is only used for display (cached_tagcontent in
gitk) purposes.

> Paul, the patch is not made against your tree, so if you choose to
> take it you would need to strip the leading directory at the top.

Sorry, I didn't know that gitk had been split back out (and
Documentation/gitk.txt still mentions it is part of the git suite).

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