Charles Cazabon <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes on 31 July 2000 at 11:20:48 -0600
 > David Dyer-Bennet <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
 > >  > 
 > >  > Really? If I want to tail a log file, eg, I go like this:
 > >  > 
 > >  > tail ../someservice/current | tai64nlocal
 > >  > 
 > >  > and it all looks fine for humans.
 > > Yeah, it works fine for people who check log files by tailing them.  I
 > > check them by bringing them into an emacs buffer, so the funny
 > > timestamps make them darned near useless.
 > So why not tail them to a temp file and use emacs to view the temp file?
 > Or write an emacs-lisp function to convert the timestamps.

If I'm going to go to effort to make it work the way I want, I think
I'll just change multilog to use a sensible format.  It's silly having
archival log files sitting there that don't mean anything without a
conversion program; straight text is the appropriate format for log

I had thought about writing a mode for TAI stamped log files that
converts the timestamps, but that will be pretty slow since it'll have
to change every line of the file.
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