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Re: [vox-tech] feeding a bash variable to date?
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Re: [vox-tech] feeding a bash variable to date?



On Sat, Nov 07, 2009 at 11:10:48AM -0800, Gandalf Parker wrote:
> this works
>   date -d '2009-11-06 17:07:54 32 hours'
> 
> this works
> offset="'2009-11-06 17:07:54 32 hours'"
> 
> This does not work
> date -d $offset
> 
> this seems to work but doesnt
> echo $offset |date -d -

Try this:
offset="2009-11-06 17:07:54 32 hours"
date -d "$offset"

> 
> Im trying to automate running the turn host on a Dominions 3 game 32 hours 
> after the previous hosting. For now Im trying to just diplay the values 
> on a webpage. So Im picking up the date of the previously 
> generated file
> hosted=`stat --format=%z Pangaea.trn | cut -d. -f1 `
> and trying to display a time 32 hours after that. Then Id like to be able 
> to display a counter on the webpage if I can figure out how to show "which 
> will be X from now"
> 
> Ive given up on Epoch time (my math sucks). I might have to do some basic 
> programming on it but Im really surprised I have to go that far.
> 
> Gandalf  Parker
> 
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