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Re: Logging filename extensions committed
From: Kris Katterjohn <katterjohn () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 21:01:43 -0600
First off, an unhandled exception:
Windows filenames cannot contain a colon (because, historically, Windows
was excreted from one) so %T (%H:%M:%S) is no use to windows users and
supplying it crashes nmap on my system.
Well crap! :)
I suppose removing the current %R and %T and convert what is currently
%r and %t (the same but without the colons) to that instead won't cause
a problem. In fact, I much like this idea.
Now would be the time since it's just been put in. What do you think?
Secondly an idea:
I wonder what you think of making it simple to produce YYYYmmddTHHMMSS
similar to ISO 8601 time  (similar, but without the hyphens or
colons). This format is great for filename sort ordering in windows.
With your scheme, that would be %Y%m%dT%t, which is fine, but it would
be nice to have a short form for the (non American style) date as well
as a short form for the time. Even better would be %<single_char>
depending on the demand for such a thing. It might also be useful to
include the timezone offset if that weren't taking it too far (a plus
sign is legal in windows file naming)...
I don't want to diverge too much from strftime(), and most of the
letters are taken there :)
Let's see what others think.
Regardless, I think it's already a very useful feature and I'm sure many
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