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Re: [locales] change date/time display format for german locale in lenny like it has been on etch



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bugtracker@slideomania.com wrote:
> Hi list,
> 
> I recently noticed (took a while of head-scratching like "WTF? Something is 
> very weird here, but what is it?") that after the upgrade from etch to lenny, 
> the default display format for date/time when doing a "ls -al" for the german 
> locale unfortunately changed from
> 
> etch: »31.12.2008 12:34« to
> lenny: »13. Dez 12:34« and (IMO abdominable...!):
> lenny: »13. Dez 2006« (for older entries)

That looks horrible, indeed.

> Is there an easy way to get back my desired format as it has been on etch, 
> preferably without the need to customize a locale file?

Probably not.

> As a workaround, I changed LC_TIME to "en_US.UTF-8", as this provides me at 
> least with an ISO-8601-conform format, but I'd prefer the numerical display 
> for german like it has been on etch.

This looks promising

http://ccollins.wordpress.com/2009/01/06/how-to-change-date-formats-on-ubuntu/

HTH,
Johannes
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