[rrd-developers] Re: Problem with time

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at slot.hollandcasino.nl
Sun Feb 3 23:26:45 MET 2002

Pavel Mores wrote:

> I tried to follow the formal time syntax specification (in parsetime.c)
> while making my changes.
> Excuse me, but is "yyyymmdd hh:mm" supposed to be a valid
> TIME-SPECIFICATION? Generally, if we don't use offset TIME-SPECIFICATION
> is basically TIME-REFERENCE. Roughly speaking, TIME-REFERENCE is a
> TIME-OF-DAY-SPEC followed by either of the DAY-SPEC flavors. So it
> seems to me that the correct syntax should really be "hh:mm yyyymmdd"
> but then again, I might be wrong.

This format does indeed seem to be an exception.  It is however
specified as, and I quote, "not quote standard, but I love this ..."
in the documentation.

It has been around a long time and it has the advantage that
it is an auto-sorting time specification.

I would really regret to see it go away, but if I'm alone ...

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