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Old 04-02-2009
Power date -d nightmare on Solaris

Hello there ppl,
I thought my question would qualify to be posted in this forum and in Shell scripting forum.

And I swear to God.. there is no discussion on this exact topic anywhere else on the web!

So my script on BASH uses 2 commands:

1) date -d "Fri Mar 06 10:18:16 UTC 2009" +%s

This command converts the specified time into localtime(with local timezone) and then into epoch(number of seconds elapsed since midnight Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) of January 1, 1970).

2) date -d "last Sunday" +%s

This command gives the time in epoch of the immediately previous Sunday.

Now I'm clueless about how to make my script compatible with Solaris.
Some pointers I found through google, not much of a help :|.
They suggested me to use

perl -e "print time;"

This prints only the current epoch time, doesn't take 'time' as input, let alone "last Sunday" as input.

So.. guys who would help solve these 2 cases will win a free lifetime holiday to mars!

No, seriously, I would appreciate any help, whatsoever.

Last edited by pavanlimo; 04-02-2009 at 12:34 PM..
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