Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Patch adding option to display time asseconds(and fractions)
From: Jaap Keuter <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2006 10:44:22 +0100 (CET)
Hi,

On Wed, 6 Dec 2006, Douglas Pratley wrote:

>
>
> "Seconds since 1970-01-01 00:00:00 GMT:  1234567890.123456" (should that
> be UTC?)

Yes, it is 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"

Ack.

> 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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