[Users] Date column misinterprets the date format
subscript at free.fr
Sun Jan 21 12:16:28 CET 2018
On Sun, 21 Jan 2018 13:26:41 +0300 Denis <den_ml at posteo.de> wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:59:08 +0100
> wwp <subscript at free.fr> wrote:
> > Hello Denis,
> > On Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:48:16 +0300 Denis <den_ml at posteo.de> wrote:
> > > Hi, everyone!
> > >
> > > In Preferences -> Display -> Summaries there is an option "Date
> > > format" where you can set how the date will be formatted in the
> > > column "Date". I have it set to "%x(%a) %H:%M" (that is default, I
> > > think).
> > >
> > > %x means locale's date representation. My locale default is
> > > yyyy-mm-dd, it can be seen when you type a command "date +%x" in
> > > console, the result is (for today) "2018-01-21".
> > >
> > > But Claws Mail displays the "Date" column in "mm/dd/yyyy" format.
> > >
> > > Now, I know that I can just change the option "%x" to "%F", but
> > > since "%x" is supposed to show the locale's date representation, I
> > > thought I should report it as a bug.
> > >
> > > So before reporting it, I want to check out that I didn't miss
> > > anything.
> > One explanation I'd see is that the locales are different in Claws
> > Mail and "elsewhere". What do you compare Claws Mail to? Locale in a
> > terminal? In other application launched the same was you launch Claws
> > Mail (i.e. from the desktop menu)? Having different locales (in
> > terminal vs desktop/"start menu" links) could be due to custom user
> > locale being set in ~/.bashrc or .profile, vs defaults set in /etc/.
> > Regards,
> Yes, I compared Claws Mail to "date +%x" command, and my LC_TIME is set in my .zshrc file since I didn't want to mess with system-wide settings. So I should set LC_TIME system-wide?
Or, you write a tiny script that only sets the locale and starts
claws-mail. You edit the desktop shortcut to fire that script instead
of the claws-mail binary.
> Is it only Claws Mail behaviour that it does not read settings exported from .zshrc (or .bashrc) or is it like this with all GUI programs?
You'll get the same behaviour w/ other apps launched from the desktop
shortcuts, the logics is simple.
Unless you edit system-wide settings OR you user's X or desktop session
script, I cannot guess what and where it is.
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