wall message should use HH:MM:SS in printing the time, to avoid ambiguity

Bug #397564 reported by Dustin Kirkland  on 2009-07-09
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Util-Linux-ng
Fix Released
Undecided
Unassigned
util-linux (Ubuntu)
Medium
LaMont Jones

Bug Description

Binary package hint: util-linux

wall normally looks like this:

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kirkland@t61p:/local/source/base-files$ echo Ambiguous | wall

Broadcast Message from kirkland@t61p
        (/dev/pts/14) at 14:44 ...

Ambiguous
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Note the 14:44 is only accurate to the minute. It would be much more useful to have the seconds in there as well.

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kirkland@t61p:/local/source/base-files$ echo Accurate | wall

Broadcast Message from kirkland@t61p
        (/dev/pts/14) at 14:47:32 ...

Accurate
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The patch is trivial, attached. Please include.

:-Dustin

Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :
Changed in util-linux (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → LaMont Jones (lamont)
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → karmic-alpha-3
status: New → Triaged

This kind of change should be sent upstream instead, please do that.

Scott
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Scott James Remnant
<email address hidden>

On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 4:36 AM, Scott James Remnant<email address hidden> wrote:
> This kind of change should be sent upstream instead, please do that.

I spoke with Lamont in IRC, who advised me on this course (attaching a
patch to Launchpad), and he offered to take it from here.

:-Dustin

Phillip Susi (psusi) wrote :

It looks like this has been fixed upstream, we just need to update.

Changed in util-linux-ng:
status: New → Fix Released
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