[Popcon-developers] Bug#322261: popularity-contest: hints on translating time_t numbers to dates
On Tue, Aug 09, 2005 at 10:07:41PM -0500, Nathan Stratton Treadway wrote:
> Package: popularity-contest
> Version: 1.28
> Severity: wishlist
> I was interested in converting the atime and ctime "time_t" integers found
> in my popularity contest reports into a human-readable date. I eventually
> ran across the "ctime()" function in Python's "time" module which did the
> conversion I wanted, but I wasn't able to find any "simple" command line
> utility that was able to convert in that direction.
> (For example, the "date" command's %s format directive will return the
> time_t integer for the date being displayed, but the --date= option
> doesn't seem to let me specify a date using the time_t integer.)
IMHO, this should rather be reported as a wishlist to the date utility.
You can use
date -d "$((`date +%s` - $DATE )) seconds ago"
perl -e 'print scalar localtime '$DATE',"\n"'
where $DATE is the the date you want to convert.
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