Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Shell script Get the time difference

Get difference

date1=`date +%s`
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date2=`date +%s`
date -d "00:00:00 $(( ${date2} - ${date1} )) seconds" +"%H:%m:%S"

3 comments:

barun said...

Wow! I never knew we could use our good ol' date command in this way!

Anonymous said...

Very nice, except if you are working with Solaris :(

Anonymous said...

For Sun/Solaris: just put /usr/local/bin before the date command to use GNU date...