I *LOVE* the GNU version of 'date'

Ian Molton spyro at armlinux.org
Sat May 25 15:08:17 PDT 2002


On Sat, 25 May 2002 12:30:58 -0600
"Rob 'Feztaa' Park" <feztaa at shaw.ca> wrote:

> > funny. I read that and thought 'needless bloat' ;-)
> 
> No way. It's such a hassle to have to figure out the exact date and
> time of five minutes ago, then type it in. I'd much rather just tell
> it to go back 5 minutes.
> 
> Computers are all about making the computer work for you, y'know ;)

Well, it'd be nice to be able to do

date -s -5m

or

date -s +6m34s

but I dont think all the phrases need to be part of it...
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