m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Fri Apr 16 09:18:02 PDT 2004
On Fri, Apr 16, 2004 at 11:48:11AM -0400, JJB wrote:
> Yes that is close enough for an starting point, thank you.
> I need $timezone to hold the time zone in this format -00:00
> The command date +%z will give it as -0000
> I know nothing about writing perl scripts.
> Can somebody show me how to add the : in the output
> of the date command in the simple following script?
> The cat statement is just so I can see results are correct.
> $timezone=date +%z;
> cat $timezone
You can do it very easily with perl:
use POSIX (strftime);
($d = strftime("%z", localtime)) =~ s/(\d\d)(\d\d)/$1:$2/;
but it's probably a bit too heavyweight to use perl to format the
string if you aren't already writing a whole script in perl. Instead,
date +%z | sed -e 's,\([0-9][0-9]\)\([0-9][0-9]\),\1:\2,'
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks
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