[svlug] Wierd month strings in ls -l

Steve Litt slitt at troubleshooters.com
Thu Oct 15 22:49:46 PDT 2015


Hi all,

On one of my Void Linux machines, the ls -l command produces oddball
strings for the months. I've proven conclusively  that it always gives
the same string for the same month: It's not just garbage. Here are the
strings:

January     qun   
February    nah   
March       cig   
April       agd   
May         cax   
June        qas   
July        qad   
August      leq   
September   way   
October     dit   
November    xim   
December    kax   

It's just garbage from the ls -l output: the files sort just fine, and
ls --full-time is accurate and has the expected format. The files' date
stamps are intact, it's just a problem with the way ls -l prints the
months.

I've updated the machine's software, and that didn't change the
symptom.

Has anyone seen this before?

Thanks,

SteveT



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