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Old 05-24-2007, 07:52 AM   #1
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Question Convert Normal Date to Unix Time

Hello, i need some help, i'm creating a script and i need to convert normal date (24/05/07) in unix time, i see some web sites with calculators, but i need to put the code in my shell script. In the first time i thought that i will found that in google jeje, but i only found the inverse, unix time to normal date. Somebody can help me?. Thanks a lot.
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After a quick google, I found the following page that should point you in the right direction, using perl...
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Hey gbratig, Can you point me to the site where you saw the Epoch to normal date conversion?
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Old 06-01-2007, 09:37 AM   #5
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compile this and call it from your script. You'll have to setup a template file, you can probably create it in your script and delete it before the script finishes.
#include <stdio.h>
#include <time.h>

main( int argc, char * argv[] )
   struct tm * timestruct;
   time_t epochtime;

   if ( getenv("DATEMSK") == 0 )
      printf("\nSet environment variable DATEMSK to\n");
      printf("the file containing the date templates\n");
      printf("see 'man 3 getdate'\n\n");

   if ( argc > 1 )
      timestruct = getdate(argv[1]);
      epochtime = mktime( timestruct );
      printf("%ld\n", epochtime );


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Old 06-02-2007, 03:46 PM   #6
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That's perfect!!! thank you very much, but really, thanks


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