2010-11-30

unix date util in emacs shell problem

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4313914/problem-with-unix-date-util-running-in-emacs-shell

here's a oddity.

on Cygwin bash on Windows Vista, i can get date like this:

$ date
2010-11-30 4:40:48 AM PST

xah@xah-PC ~
$ date +%s
1291120855

but in emacs “shell”, running the same date command, i get this:

c:\Users\xah\web\xahlee_org\comp>which date
which date
/usr/bin/date

c:\Users\xah\web\xahlee_org\comp>date
date
The current date is: 2010-11-30
Enter the new date: (yy-mm-dd)


c:\Users\xah\web\xahlee_org\comp>date +%s
date +%s
The system cannot accept the date entered.
Enter the new date: (yy-mm-dd)

any idea what's going on?

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