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Old 04-17-2007, 05:56 AM   #1
ruj.sabya
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Current timestamp by reading a file


How can I get the current system time by reading a file (like something from /proc)?

I do not want to open a remote shell. I just want to use sftp subsystem only.

Sabyasachi.
 
Old 04-17-2007, 06:38 AM   #2
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There is no such file within /proc as far as I can tell.
 
Old 04-17-2007, 07:36 AM   #3
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In my 2.6.18.8 kernel there is
Code:
root@babylon5:~>cat /proc/driver/rtc 
rtc_time        : 09:34:13
rtc_date        : 2007-04-17
rtc_epoch       : 1900
alarm           : 07:50:00
DST_enable      : no
BCD             : yes
24hr            : yes
....
but I am unsure if it is a standard interface you can count on for a long term project. Anyway...
 
  


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