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Old 12-09-2010, 11:10 AM   #1
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Question 2 files different time format (need to fix it)


I have 2 files

file1=07:42
file2=10:30:12

I need to compare, but at this moment I have a different format for each one.

Does anyone can helpme to get the same format for both files?

I would like to have hh:mm format is better for me.

Thanks in advance
 
Old 12-09-2010, 11:21 AM   #2
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Not enough input. Is that the sole content of those files?
Is it their name?
 
Old 12-09-2010, 11:26 AM   #3
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name file1 is date_user.txt
name file2 is date_system.txt

date_user.txt
07:42

date_system.txt
10:30:12

Not other thing will have the files, so I need to eliminate the secs from date_system.txt

The idea is have:
date_user.txt
07:42

date_system.txt
10:30
 
Old 12-09-2010, 11:44 AM   #4
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You could use cut with : as the delimiter and just take the first two fields, that would give you hh:mm. Assuming that is the only thing in the file.
 
Old 12-09-2010, 11:45 AM   #5
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I found it

cat date_system.txt |cut -c 1-5 > date_system2.txt

Then I have in date_system2.txt
10:30

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 12-09-2010, 11:55 AM   #6
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sed -i 's/^(..:..):.*//' date_system.txt
 
  


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