How to display century in UNIX.


 
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Old 08-29-2011
How to display century in UNIX.

Hi,

I wanted to display Century in Unix.

I tried with date +"%C"

Which is displaying Mon Aug 29 12:54:54 BST 2011. (Used capital C).
and when used date +"%c"

Displaying Mon Aug 29 12:54:33 2011. (used Small c)

But i want century (21) to get displayed. Please let me know how can i do that.
# 2  
Old 08-29-2011
Which UNIX? They're not all the same.

%C ought to work in many of them but apparently not in yours.
# 3  
Old 08-29-2011
Please show the output of:
Code:
uname -a
locale

For more modern unix implemenatations, this is more of a locale thing than anything else.
try:
Code:
LC_ALL=POSIX && date +%C

# 4  
Old 08-30-2011
Hi,
Version is
SunOS bfu226a002 5.9 Generic_118558-13 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-V240
# 5  
Old 08-30-2011
Does this produce the correct output:
Code:
/usr/xpg4/bin/date +"%C"

From the Solaris 10 date manpage:
Quote:
+format

If the argument begins with +, the output of date is the result of passing format and the current time to strftime(). date uses the conversion specifications listed on the strftime(3C) manual page, with the conversion specification for %C determined by whether /usr/bin/date or /usr/xpg4/bin/date is used:
# 6  
Old 08-30-2011
Hi,

actully already tried with
/usr/xpg4/bin/date +"%C" which gave me 20.
need to get present century i.e. 21.
So used below query:

Code:
echo "`/usr/xpg4/bin/date +'%C + 1' | bc`"

got the required result.

Thanks a lot. Smilie

Last edited by radoulov; 08-30-2011 at 12:23 PM.. Reason: Code tags.
 
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