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the --time-style argument to 'ls' takes several possible modifiers: full-iso, long-iso, iso, locale, +FORMAT.
The +FORMAT modifier uses the same syntax as date +FORMAT.
--time-style=+"%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S" strikes a happy medium between accuracy and verbosity:
ls -lart --time-style=long-iso
doesn't show time down to the nearest second,
ls -lart --time-style=full-iso
displays time to 10E-9 second resolution, but with no significant digits past the full seconds, also showing the timezone:
-rw-r--r-- 1 bchittenden bchittenden 0 2011-02-10 12:07:55.000000000 -0500 bar
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