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Old 07-25-2011
Day difference between 2 dates

I need to calculate number of days between two dates.
The first date is in format of string.
The second one is in format of date (current date):

export ORACLE_HOME=/software/oracle/PROD10gR2
cd /etc/ORACLE/WALLETS/oracle
export EXP_DATE=`. $ORACLE_HOME/bin/orapki cert display -cert  ca64.cer -summary| grep "Valid Until"|cut -f -4`


cur_time=`date +"%h %d %EY"`
last_date=`date -d $NEW_EXP_DATE +"%h %d %EY"`

The last command is failed with error:
date: extra operand `2011'

How can we convert this script to date and then calculate the day difference?

Thank you.

Last edited by radoulov; 07-25-2011 at 10:58 AM.. Reason: Code tags!
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Old 07-25-2011
Take a look here for date functions, etc...
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