Bug 177047 - [patch] Adding date to wall(1) output message can be useful
Summary: [patch] Adding date to wall(1) output message can be useful
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: bin (show other bugs)
Version: Unspecified
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-bugs mailing list
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-03-17 09:40 UTC by Ivan Ivanyuk
Modified: 2018-05-20 23:51 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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file.diff (1.20 KB, patch)
2013-03-17 09:40 UTC, Ivan Ivanyuk
no flags Details | Diff
add date to wall message header (1004 bytes, patch)
2016-07-21 17:05 UTC, G. Paul Ziemba
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Ivan Ivanyuk 2013-03-17 09:40:00 UTC
Currently wall output includes date in short format: HH:MM TZ

 It can be useful to have date included. Some utils use wall(1) for reporting events and it would be easier to see date of them at one glance.

Fix: Sample patch against 8.3 source attached. Very likely it has to be improved by real developer.

Patch attached with submission follows:
Comment 1 G. Paul Ziemba 2016-07-21 17:05:36 UTC
Created attachment 172788 [details]
add date to wall message header

Updated patch that applies cleanly to 10.1-STABLE r280974M
Comment 2 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2018-05-20 23:51:23 UTC
For bugs matching the following conditions:
- Status == In Progress
- Assignee == "bugs@FreeBSD.org"
- Last Modified Year <= 2017

- Set Status to "Open"