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[h-e-w] Re: wrong dired format

From: Radomir Hejl
Subject: [h-e-w] Re: wrong dired format
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2005 05:52:37 -0800 (PST)

> > I've got ls-lisp.el as of Dec 2002 included in
> emacs
> > 21.3.1. Nevertheless the problem persists. How do
> you
> > change from "Feb" to "II"? In Windows I have
> > DD.MM.YYYY date format, but dired clings to
> > I,II,III,IV... for months.
> All versions of ls-lisp that I have seen so far use
> the Lisp function
> format-time-string with a hard-coded format string
> containing %b to format
> months within dates, and %b gives the locale's
> abbreviated month name.  So I
> guess Emacs is working in a locale that represents
> abbreviated month names
> as Roman numerals and the locale is probably being
> set by an environment
> variable.  If so, then it's probably ignored by
> Windows, which is why you
> see different date formats in Emacs and Windows.
> One way to see all the environment variables that
> Emacs is seeing is to open
> an Emacs shell buffer (M-x shell) and then run the
> shell command "set"
> (without the quotes).  That should work with most
> shells, including Windows
> XP cmd and bash.
> Francis

Thank you for explanation.
Nevertheless I didn't find a remedy based on my
environ variables as seen from Emacs. I experience
this behaviour on two machines. By the way ls -l
renders right format: Jan  5  2004.
Anyway thanks!

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