[OpenAFS] vos: failed to parse date...

Mitch Collinsworth mitch@ccmr.cornell.edu
Tue, 14 Mar 2006 16:43:04 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 14 Mar 2006, Jim Rees wrote:

> It looks like this is the only format vos -time understands.  Can anyone
> think of a reason not to fix this?

When you say "fix", do you mean to change the current behavior?
Or do you mean to add additional formatting options?

Changing the current behavior will break innumerable scripts
people have in place for doing their backups.  Including

Said people could of course all "fix" their scripts at the
same time, if they know.  Or discover that an upgrade broke
their backups and "fix" it after.

Keeping current behavior as is and adding additional format
options would avoid this problem for those who already depend
on it.