I personally prefer dates being formatted like this
"2007-02-07 17:41" above the other formats used in backuppc.
Now I hacked lib/BackupPC/CGI/Lib.pm (of version 2.1.2):
> $year += 1900;
< return sprintf("$mday/$mon %02d:%02d", $hour, $min);
> return sprintf("%04d-%02d-%02d %02d:%02d", $year, $mon, $mday, $hour, $min);
What do you think: could something similar be placed in the next
release? Maybe the format of the date-string could be made
configurable. I would volonteer to write a patch, if you are
interested in such a thing.