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Re: date man page

On Sat, May 02, 2009 at 15:12:24 +0000, T o n g (mlist4suntong@yahoo.com) wrote: 

> Hi, 
> I'm wondering where I can find the full man page for the date command. 
> I've tried the followings,
>  date --help
>  man date
>  info coreutils 'date invocation'
> But neither give me the help for method that I'm using, ie.,
>  date -I and date -Isecond
> I now wonder where did I read that methods from. Am I using some hidden
> feature of date?
> Thanks

Take a look through /usr/share/doc/coreutils/NEWS.gz - it says 
"date -I is no longer supported.  Instead, use date --iso-8601",
but also says "the old --iso-8601 (-I) option is deprecated; it still
works, but new applications should avoid it."

Bob Cox.  Stoke Gifford, near Bristol, UK.
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