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Useful zsh/datetime things

In the latest 4.1.1 dev version from CVS, we have the zsh/datetime module,
which defines a strftime builtin and the EPOCHSECONDS variable.  Here are
a couple of simple helper functions that make use of these:

function ctime {
  # Print the current or argument time in standard format
  local time=${1:-$EPOCHSECONDS}
  strftime "%a %b %e %H:%M:%S %Y" $time
function starttime {
  # Print the time this shell was started
  # (doesn't work if SECONDS has been reset)
  typeset -i SECONDS=$SECONDS	# No floating point
function rfcdate {
  # Like GNU "date -R"
  strftime "%a, %e %b %Y %H:%M:%S %z" $EPOCHSECONDS

A useful addition to strftime would be an option to assign the result to a
parameter, similar to the -A and -H options of "stat" (from zsh/stat).

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