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* [PATCH] rev-list: clarify git-log default date format
@ 2023-02-01 15:57 Rafael Dulfer
  2023-02-01 18:19 ` Junio C Hamano
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 13+ messages in thread
From: Rafael Dulfer @ 2023-02-01 15:57 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: git; +Cc: Jeff King, Andrei Rybak, Rafael Dulfer

From: Rafael Dulfer <rafael.dulfer@gmail.com>

Currently, the documentation is slightly incomplete, not explaining all the differences the default format has with rfc2822. Leading to confusion for people trying to parse the date format outputted by git log

This patch adds 2 more exceptions when compared to rfc2822. Also adds an example of what the format looks like (I originally wanted to specify this in strftime notation, but because of the way day-of-month is formatted this is impossible)

Signed-off-by: Rafael Dulfer <rafael.dulfer@gmail.com>
---
 Documentation/rev-list-options.txt | 10 ++++++++--
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt b/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt
index ff68e48406..8bc8475f3e 100644
--- a/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt
+++ b/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt
@@ -1103,9 +1103,15 @@ format placeholders. When using `-local`, the correct syntax is
 `--date=default` is the default format, and is similar to
 `--date=rfc2822`, with a few exceptions:
 --
-	- there is no comma after the day-of-week
+	- There is no comma after the day-of-week
 
-	- the time zone is omitted when the local time zone is used
+	- The time zone is omitted when the local time zone is used
+
+	- Day-of-month and month are switched around
+
+	- Time-of-day and the year are switched around
+
+As a result, the format looks as follows: `Thu Jan 1 00:00:00 1970 +0000` with `+0000` being omitted when the local time zone is used.
 
 ifdef::git-rev-list[]
 --header::
-- 
2.39.1


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2023-02-01 15:57 [PATCH] rev-list: clarify git-log default date format Rafael Dulfer
2023-02-01 18:19 ` Junio C Hamano
2023-02-01 22:28   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2023-02-01 22:58     ` Junio C Hamano
2023-02-02 11:37       ` Rafael Dulfer
2023-02-02 16:17         ` Junio C Hamano
2023-02-02 16:53           ` Junio C Hamano
2023-02-16  0:42             ` [PATCH v2] " Junio C Hamano
2023-02-16  2:15               ` Jeff King
2023-02-16  2:58                 ` Junio C Hamano
2023-02-16 16:29               ` [PATCH v3] " Junio C Hamano
2023-02-16 17:24                 ` Jeff King
2023-02-01 22:47   ` [PATCH] " Jeff King

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