[clug] incrementing time

Rousak, Boris Boris.Rousak at actewagl.com.au
Wed Nov 5 09:48:24 EST 2003

Greeting all,

This is a bit basic but I am having a mind blank :). I am trying to write a
script that will check a time stamp written in a file to see if it has been
an hour since it was made. The stamp is in a format, Nov 03 07:32:06. I am
using Ksh and the only way possible that I could find (google and all) is to
convert the date to time since 1970 and do a number comparison. This is
however a hassle, so the question is: can anyone suggest an easier way to do
this, awk maybe or something to that effect. I have looked at perl, but that
requires an extra module download, namely: Date::Manip and this is not an
option for me. If anyone can hit me with a clue-bat that would be much


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