On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 2:50 PM, Andrew Gregory <andrew.gregor...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 03/07/18 at 02:30pm, Silvan Jegen wrote: >> On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 11:09 AM, Allan McRae <al...@archlinux.org> wrote: >> > On 07/03/18 17:56, Silvan Jegen wrote: >> >> On FreeBSD that option does seem to be >> >> supported: https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?date >> > >> > Right on the page you linked... >> > %c is replaced by national representation of time and date. >> >> Yes, that's why I linked it. I am not sure if it's supported on the >> other BSDs and/or MacOSX though, that is what I was trying to say. If >> all BSDs use the same version of date(1) then I assume adding this >> option is probably fine. > > %c is specified by POSIX
I was hoping for the man page to mention that this formatting option is POSIX but I didn't. If it's POSIX then this change should be ok. The formatting of the date command will change for a lot of users but I assume that should be fine.