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Re: ls -l format changed ?

> On Mon, Jul 01, 2002 at 01:30:20PM +0400, Nikita V. Youshchenko wrote:
>> Now date and time is printed in different format.
> And another one in the series of mindless locale changes...
>> I've used to use
>>   ls -l xxx | awk '{print($11)}'
>> to dereference symlinks from shell scripts.
> You can skip the parsing and just use readlink, e.g.
> % readlink -f /var/mail
> /var/spool/mail
> % dpkg -S =readlink
> debianutils: /bin/readlink

Unfortunately it is debian-specific.
awk '{print($11)}' was protable across many systems until today.

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