Incrementing a time by one hour issues

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Old 09-28-2011
Incrementing a time by one hour issues

Hi all,

I need your help to increment a time by one hour.

The difficulty is the time is in a string format and not a value
cat file | awk '{print $1,$2}'
09/02/2011 20:11
09/03/2011 20:11

I want to change the time to be as follows

09/02/2011 21:11 or even 09/02/2011 20:21

Can someone provide some advice please.


Last edited by Franklin52; 09-28-2011 at 06:22 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags, thank you
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Old 09-28-2011
do you have gnu date?

try this...
date -d "09/02/2011 20:11 10 minutes ago" "+%b %d %H:%M:%S"

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Old 09-29-2011
Worked a treat thanks.
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