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st: querying format for programming

From   "E. Paul Wileyto" <>
Subject   st: querying format for programming
Date   Thu, 06 Mar 2008 08:35:49 -0500

I need to convert the new date/time format (%tc) to the old standard (%td). However, I need to make sure I don't apply the conversion to non-%tc formats. (Bad things happen.) Is there a function that queries a variable and returns the format (so that I can capture it as a macro)?



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