In the need to add custom logging messages to ppp.log, I see that the date and time are missing when outputting the command to
>> /var/log/ppp.log. Other pppd related messages in ppp.log are prepended with a timestamp format that is similar to: "
Sat Apr 9 17:18:02 2016 : ". My goal is to output this exact date time format in a Mavericks shell script
I know that other log files have different date/time timestamps. I want to re-create the format as used in ppp.log.
This Mac OS X 10.9 environment is configured with a dutch language locale. Therefore
$ echo $(date '+%a') returns "
za" instead of the desired "
Sat". That is the part that can be fixed by
export LC_TIME="C" or
export LC_TIME="POSIX". I have tried to read the
pppd man page. However then there is still the abbreviated alphabetic timezone name CEST (the
%Z part in
$ date +%Z) in the output "
Sat Apr 9 18:12:12 CEST 2016".
I know I can create the format using all the different
$ date format codes, like
%a %b %e etcetera. Though I guess there is a shorter way, isn't there?