AIX : Need to convert UNIX Timestamp to normal timestamp


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AIX : Need to convert UNIX Timestamp to normal timestamp

Hello ,

I am working on AIX. I have to convert Unix timestamp to normal timestamp. Below is the file. The Unix timestamp will always be preceded by
EFFECTIVE_TIME as first field as shown and there could be multiple EFFECTIVE_TIME in the file : 3.txt

Code:
Contents of /usr/openv/netbackup/db/class/PRDEWQ_OS/info :
\n
ACTIVE 0
EFFECTIVE_TIME 1279635438
\n
Contents of /usr/openv/netbackup/db/class/PRDEWQ_OS/schedule/Full/days :
\n
0 0 39600
1 0 0
2 0 0
3 0 0
4 0 0
5 0 0
6 0 0
\n
Contents of /usr/openv/netbackup/db/class/PRDEWQ_OS/schedule/Full/info :
\n
\n
Contents of /usr/openv/netbackup/db/class/PRDEWQ_OS/schedule/Incremental/days :
\n
0 0 0
1 0 25200
2 0 25200
3 0 25200
4 0 25200
5 0 25200
6 0 25200
\n
Contents of /usr/openv/netbackup/db/class/PRDEWQ_OS/schedule/Incremental/info :
\n
\n


I ran the following but it failed :

Code:
awk '/EFFECTIVE_TIME/ { printf "%s %s\n", $1,$(perl -le 'print scalar localtime(shift)' $2); next} 1' 3.txt

-bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('

Could someone please help.

Thanks
Rahul
# 2  
Hello Rahul,

Could you please try following and let us know if this helps.
Code:
awk '/EFFECTIVE_TIME/{ printf "%s -- %s\n", strftime("%c",$2), $0 }'  Input_file

Output will be as follows.
Code:
Tue Jul 20 10:17:18 2010 -- EFFECTIVE_TIME 1279635438

EDIT: For getting exact time with all the lines in Input_file, you could try following then.
Code:
awk '/EFFECTIVE_TIME/{ printf "%s\n", strftime("%c",$2);next} 1'  Input_file

Output will be as follows.
Code:
Contents of /usr/openv/netbackup/db/class/PRDEWQ_OS/info :
\n
ACTIVE 0
Tue Jul 20 10:17:18 2010
\n
Contents of /usr/openv/netbackup/db/class/PRDEWQ_OS/schedule/Full/days :
\n
0 0 39600
1 0 0
2 0 0
3 0 0
4 0 0
5 0 0
6 0 0
\n
Contents of /usr/openv/netbackup/db/class/PRDEWQ_OS/schedule/Full/info :
\n
\n
Contents of /usr/openv/netbackup/db/class/PRDEWQ_OS/schedule/Incremental/days :
\n
0 0 0
1 0 25200
2 0 25200
3 0 25200
4 0 25200
5 0 25200
6 0 25200
\n
Contents of /usr/openv/netbackup/db/class/PRDEWQ_OS/schedule/Incremental/info :
\n
\n

Thanks,
R. Singh
# 3  
Hello Ravinder,

The strftime function doesnt works in AIX Server. I got the following error :

awk: 0602-553 Function strftime is not defined.

Thanks
Rahul
# 4  
With a recent shell, try
Code:
printf "%(%F %T)T\n" 1279635438
2010-07-20 16:17:18

# 5  
Hello RudiC,

The shell seems old. The project is using AIX 5.3. Although I will test this command ASAP.

Thanks
Rahul
# 6  
If it doesn't work with ksh on AIX, try using ksh93.
# 7  
Hi.
Code:
perl -le ' print scalar localtime(shift)' 1279635438

producing:
Code:
Tue Jul 20 16:17:18 2010

on a system like:
Code:
aix 7.1.0.0
perl 5.10.1

Best wishes ... cheers, drl
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