Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Patch adding option to display time asseconds(and fractions)
From: "Douglas Pratley" <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2006 09:00:10 -0000
"Seconds since 1970-01-01 00:00:00 GMT:  1234567890.123456" (should that
be UTC?)

is quite a long menu item. I think that there is also an advantage in
having the word "epoch" in there as it ties to the command line 'e'
sub-switch to '-t' and the names in the code.

I'd favour

"Seconds since UNIX Epoch:  1234567890.123456" 

as it is about the length of the existing longest item and that people
who want it would know what it is. But whatever would be best for most
people...

-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected]
[mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Guy Harris
Sent: 05 December 2006 23:49
To: Developer support list for Wireshark
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Patch adding option to display time
asseconds(and fractions) since epoch


On Dec 5, 2006, at 1:57 PM, Ulf Lamping wrote:

> As a Windows user I don't know what an "epoch time" is.

Not all Unix users know what it is, either.

> Would it be
> better to use "Seconds Since Unix Epoch" or even better "Seconds Since

> 1.1.1970"?

Or "since 1970-01-01 00:00:00 GMT", to use something closer to the ISO
standard, and to indicate the time as well as the date of the epoch.
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