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SHTOOL-MDATE.TMP(1)	    GNU	Portable Shell Tool	   SHTOOL-MDATE.TMP(1)

NAME
       shtool mdate - GNU shtool pretty-print last modification	time

SYNOPSIS
       shtool mdate [-n|--newline] [-z|--zero] [-s|--shorten] [-d|--digits]
       [-f|--field-sep str] [-o|--order	spec] path

DESCRIPTION
       This command pretty-prints the last modification	time of	a given	file
       or directory path, while	still allowing one to specify the format of
       the date	to display.

OPTIONS
       The following command line options are available.

       -n, --newline
	   By default, output is written to stdout followed by a "newline"
	   (ASCII character 0x0a). If option -n	is used, this newline
	   character is	omitted.

       -z, --zero
	   Pads	numeric	day and	numeric	month with a leading zero. Default is
	   to have variable width.

       -s, --shorten
	   Shortens the	name of	the month to a english three character
	   abbreviation. Default is full english name. This option is silently
	   ignored when	combined with -d.

       -d, --digits
	   Use digits for month. Default is to use a english name.

       -f, --field-sep str
	   Field separator string between the day month	year tripple. Default
	   is a	single space character.

       -o, --order spec
	   Specifies order of the day month year elements within the tripple.
	   Each	element	represented as a single	character out of ``"d"'',
	   ``"m"'' and ``"y"''.	The default for	spec is	``"dmy"''.

EXAMPLE
	#   shell script
	shtool mdate -n	/
	shtool mdate -f	'/' -z -d -o ymd foo.txt
	shtool mdate -f	'-' -s foo.txt

HISTORY
       The GNU shtool mdate command was	originally written by Ulrich Drepper
       in 1995 and revised by Ralf S. Engelschall <rse@engelschall.com>	in
       1998 for	inclusion into GNU shtool.

SEE ALSO
       shtool(1), date(1), ls(1).

18-Jul-2008			 shtool	2.0.8		   SHTOOL-MDATE.TMP(1)

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