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Old 08-31-2009
CST to UTC conversion


In a file i have the date and time as:
2009-04-28 23:10:05 CST

My Local Unix server time is in UTC.

Now i need to convert the above date and time in the file to UTC timezone and convert to number of seconds.

Kindly suggest me on this,

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Can anyone suggest me on the above query. its urgent

Last edited by Yogesh Sawant; 04-14-2011 at 09:22 AM.. Reason: added code tags
# 2  
Old 08-31-2009
google "epoch conversion"
# 3  
Old 09-01-2009
from date manual
-bash-3.2$ date -d "2009-04-28 23:10:05 CST" +"%s"

you can also do arithmetic operations i dont know what UTZ is just subtract/add hours in the timezone
date -d "2009-04-28 23:10:05 CST - 8 hours" +"%s"

# 4  
Old 09-02-2009
when i try in korn shell i am getting error like this:

$ date -d "2009-04-29 05:12:05 UTC"
date: illegal option -- d
usage:  date [-u] mmddHHMM[[cc]yy][.SS]
        date [-u] [+format]
        date -a [-]sss[.fff]
$ date -d "2009-04-28 23:10:05 CST - 8 hours" +"%s"
date: illegal option -- d
usage:  date [-u] mmddHHMM[[cc]yy][.SS]
        date [-u] [+format]
        date -a [-]sss[.fff]

In file i have "2009-04-28 23:10:05 CST"
My local server has UTC time. what i need to do is i need to wait till the date and time of the file comes and once it encounters this date and time then i need to start processing further.
The problem is i m unable to convert my server's UTC time to CST, so i need to convert CST to UTC date and time.

Last edited by Yogesh Sawant; 04-14-2011 at 09:23 AM.. Reason: added code tags
# 5  
Old 09-02-2009
play around with Timezone..
-bash-3.2$ date
Wed Sep  2 12:24:48 EEST 2009
-bash-3.2$ x=`TZ=GMT-2 date`
-bash-3.2$ echo $x
Wed Sep 2 11:25:13 GMT 2009
-bash-3.2$ x=`TZ=UTZ date`
-bash-3.2$ echo $x
Wed Sep 2 09:25:54 UTZ 2009

this is probably the best for you..
utz=`TZ=UTZ date`

# 6  
Old 09-02-2009
When i checked this way i am getting from GMT to CST its not converting. is it due to any server settings problem?
$ date
Wed Sep  2 10:01:33 UTC 2009
$ utz=`TZ=UTZ date`
$ echo $utz
Wed Sep 2 10:01:43 GMT 2009
$ utz=`TZ=CST date`
$ echo $utz
Wed Sep 2 10:02:02 GMT 2009

Last edited by Yogesh Sawant; 04-14-2011 at 09:23 AM.. Reason: added code tags
# 7  
Old 09-02-2009
seems like GMT and UTZ are same on my testing
-bash-3.2$ x=`TZ=UTZ date`
-bash-3.2$ echo $x
Wed Sep 2 10:24:40 UTZ 2009
-bash-3.2$ x=`TZ=GMT date`
-bash-3.2$ echo $x
Wed Sep 2 10:24:50 GMT 2009

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