in reply to Inconsistent ls -l results??

Solaris comes with two versions of ls: the BSD version in /usr/ucb/ls, and the SystemV version in /usr/bin/ls. And it turns out that the -g flag has opposite effects. On the BSD version, -g makes it show the group of the file (which is not shown by default), whereas in the System V version, the group is shown by default, and -g hides it.

So the problem must be that your programs are using different paths, so they end up executing the different versions of ls.


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Re: Re: Inconsistent ls -l results??
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 14, 2001 at 22:26 UTC
    That sounds good. I don't use stat because stat returns only epochal time, and I would have to import an extra module to re-parse that into human-comprehensible calendrical time.
      Not true. localtime($epoch_time) will return an array with all the time components. And scalar(localtime($epoch_time)) will even give you a nicely formatted string.


        oh ok. The Date::Time or was it Time::Date or whatever has a similar function that takes a lot more complicated arguments. still, `date` works just fine for me. security is not really an issue in my environment.