Date Formatting, etc.

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Old 08-21-2009
Date Formatting, etc.

Hi -

I'm using GeekTool to customize my desktop in OS X 10.5.8

I'm a complete novice as far as UNIX commands, just know enough to be dangerous.

I have a command entered as a Shell to display my events from iCal:

/usr/local/bin/icalBuddy eventsToday+3 | sed -e "s/*//" | sed -e "s/!/!!/"
This makes my events show something like this:

Event Name (Calendar Name)
2009-08-24 at 24:00 - 24:00
While this is awesome, I'd like to customize it. For one, I'd like the date to be formatted as this:

like I can do with this command:

date '+%a %m%.%d%.%y'
and the time to be in 12 hour format

But I cannot seem to figure out how to make the iCal events date show correctly.

Help?!?!? SmilieSmilie
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Old 08-26-2009

Specifically the -tf reference.

See also:
Data Formatting Programming Guide for Cocoa: Date and Number Formatters on Mac OS X v10.0 to 10.3

Specifically the Format String Syntax

Example: "%m/%d/%y %H:%M:%S"
might be what you are looking for...
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