[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

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

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

Has anyone seen this before?



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