Anonymous committed 7dff9b3

Support 'raw' date format

Talking about --date, one thing I wanted for the 1234567890 date was to
get things in the raw format. Sure, you get them with --pretty=raw, but it
felt a bit sad that you couldn't just ask for the date in raw format.

So here's a throw-away patch (meaning: I won't be re-sending it, because I
really don't think it's a big deal) to add "--date=raw". It just prints
out the internal raw git format - seconds since epoch plus timezone (put
another way: 'date +"%s %z"' format)

Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>

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File Documentation/rev-list-options.txt

 	Synonym for `--date=relative`.
 	Only takes effect for dates shown in human-readable format, such
 	as when using "--pretty". `` config variable sets a default
 `--date=short` shows only date but not time, in `YYYY-MM-DD` format.
+`--date=raw` shows the date in the internal raw git format `%s %z` format.
 `--date=default` shows timestamps in the original timezone
 (either committer's or author's).
-	DATE_RFC2822
+	DATE_RFC2822,
 const char *show_date(unsigned long time, int timezone, enum date_mode mode);
 	struct tm *tm;
 	static char timebuf[200];
+	if (mode == DATE_RAW) {
+		snprintf(timebuf, sizeof(timebuf), "%lu %+05d", time, tz);
+		return timebuf;
+	}
 	if (mode == DATE_RELATIVE) {
 		unsigned long diff;
 		struct timeval now;
 		return DATE_LOCAL;
 	else if (!strcmp(format, "default"))
 		return DATE_NORMAL;
+	else if (!strcmp(format, "raw"))
+		return DATE_RAW;
 		die("unknown date format %s", format);