I am using a Mac Mini running Lion (10.7.5) and zsh 4.3.12 (i386-apple-darwin11.0.1) with oh-my-zsh installed. In the Terminal.app I retrieve the UNIX timestamp using the following command
It should print out a string of decimal digits - as the time of writing
1357294199, however it prints
27m1357294199. Notice the
27mprefix. It stays constant aka. does not change with time.
I already tried the following but to no avail
- Closed and reopened the Terminal.app
- Restarted my computer
Why does the
date command print this extra prefix and how do I get rid of it?
Follow-ups (Note: For the sake of simplicity outputs will use a constant timestamp)
- The command
/bin/echo Hello Worldprints
date is /bin/date