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Re: [RFC] Putting the date back into utsname::version

On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 01:20:01AM +0000, Jeremy Stanley wrote:
> Another alternative, not represented, is epoch seconds. Takes as
> many 7-bit printable characters to display (at least for the next
> few hundred years) as an ISO-8601 date with separators but provides
> much greater precision... and it's still trivially sortable. Can
> also be converted (on Debian and other GNU platforms) to your
> current locale with
>     date -d@1234567890

I would rather have something readable, than that level of precision.
Does debian update the kernel multiple times in a day?

Having to remember what tool to use to convert an epoch is just annoying,
and you have to remember it is an epoch value.

Len Sorensen

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