semoi@server:~/Downloads/nvidia$ date 05160115
date: extra operand '05160115'
Try 'date --help' for more information.
What am I doing wrong?
on 05/16/2014 – Made popular on 05/16/2014
semoi@server:~$ echo $VISUAL
semoi@server:~$ v /usr/bin/vim
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2006812 2012-08-29 18:49:57 /usr/bin/vim*
However, when in less, if I press 'v', then the vi, and not the vim editor starts. How can this be?
I'm trying to use the date command to generate a file timestamp that the date command itself can interpret. However, the date command does not seem to like its own output, and I am not sure how to work around this.