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shell command to know computer manufacturing date [closed]

as object, I would like to know when a computer was built and also last OS installation date
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tail-ing a filename that is a date [duplicate]

I am creating a logfile from kermit named the current date (which is in the format of DD MMM YYYY - which can not be changed AFAIK), and using the file name as today's date. I then have a Bash script ...
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timedatectl not persisting time when set manually

Configuration before any attempts to modify it as per timedatectl: Then, I set the time manually timedatectl --adjust-system-clock set-time "2010-04-20 04:30:50": Nice, works! Now, I rerun ...
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Replace date with current date

I have a file abc.fil whose content is in the format yyyymmdd.xyz.doc. I want to cat that file abc.fil such that I get the output as 20150127.xyz.doc. Can any one please help me to resolve this ...
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Get all the records from a file with Date collumn less than a month

Input file ID,Name,join_date 21433432,rds,2014_02_01 2131321,ABCDS,2014-10-20 2432745314,ASRER, 2015-01-20 2132432423,safdsad, 2015-12-30 Need two files created one for records with the date column ...
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Get modification date that can be used with touch -m

I need to get the modification date of a file so that I can set it on other files using touch -m. stat or perl -le 'print((stat shift)[9])' Didn't return what I wanted. I think that you are supposed ...
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Bash script, ask for user input, to change a directory, sub directorys, and file's mtime atime linux recursively

Using GNU bash, version 4.3.11(1)-release (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu) I am a bash scripting novice, not sure where to begin except at shebang #!. The following command. touch -a -m -t 201501010000.00 ...
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How to represent date format in '2015120' in Linux shell?

My colleague is generating log files with a preceding date format like 2015120, which represent January as 1 instead of 01. The usual way I'm using to deal with this kind of issue is using date ...
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How to convert date format in file

Input file: Contains 3 columns with the 3rd column is date in DD-MMM-YYYY format sample data: 1232,abdc, 02-Jan-2014 4534,kdafh, 20-Feb-2014 364,asjhdk, 11-Jul-2012 required output: 1232,abdc, ...
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change non-zero padded hour and minute into 24hr time

I have data that I need to change before running it through the pandas library in python. It is currently in a format that stores midnight values as 2400 and that should be changed to 0000. The ...
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calendar to check the date and then search 3 months back and add up the days of those months?

I want to use the cal comand or the date comand to displace the current day then I want it to displace 3 months before the current date then add up all the days in those 3 months up to the current ...
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append time to log filenames

I want to make log_files named as log_Jan_01_hh:mm:ss, so the variable time-stamp is defined as date +"%b_%d_%T". Now if I set the value to a variable: setenv now `date +"%b_%d_%T"` Then $now ...
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How to append a date to all files in a directory without touching sub-directories via bash script

I'm currently taking a class for Operating Systems and we're learning to do bash scripts as part of the curriculum. I need to append the date to all the files in a directory without touching ...
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How do I put a time stamp with: wget --output-file=[FILENAME] [URL]

So I've been trying to put a timestamp on some images I'm downloading from a webcam, but so far it's been saving the images with the names camera3_date' here's my line that I enter: wget ...
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Get time for system default timezone

When logging in to remote machine X, by default, date will give the time in the local timezone: $ date Mon Nov 17 22:45:47 CET 2014 Note that TZ is not set: $ export | grep TZ $ So, I set TZ to ...
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Can't use argument in bash date calculation script

The following bash script won't work. I need to calculate the date depending on the number of days since 14th Oct 1582, where the argument will be the number of days. d="$1" date -d '14 Oct 1582 + ...
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Date in milliseconds on OpenWRT on Arduino YUN

I am using OpenWRT on the Arduino YUN and I am trying to get the exact date in milliseconds (DD/MM/YYYY h:min:sec:ms) by getting the time by an timeserver. Unfortunately date +%N just returns %N, but ...
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Append same timestamp to multiple filenames

I have several files that I ftp each hour. The receiving system needs to have some sort of identifier that they came from the same batch, so I would like to append a timestamp to the filename. That ...
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Sort datetime string in 12-hour format

I have a log file with contents like this: 11-12-2014 - 03:03:59AM lat = 41.990516; lon = -93.430704<br> 11-12-2014 - 03:05:15AM lat = 41.001546; lon = -93.443352<br> 11-12-2014 - ...
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How to subtract two times in shell

I nee to subtract two lines which is in the format of time in shell. Th time format is hh:mm:ss I used the code below to get the time. cat /var/log/kern.log |grep usb |tail -2| awk '{print $3}' The ...
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Why can't my `date` deal with timezones? [duplicate]

I'm having some weird issues with GNU coreutils date v8.4 (CentOS) that aren't occurring in v8.21 (Ubuntu/Mint). On v8.4, I get the following output (I'm in PST): $ date --version | head -n 1 date ...
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Leap seconds and date

I've just discovered that Unix time does not include the leap seconds. I think it's quite surprising because doing that, it is slowly diverging from UTC... but that's not the point of my question. ...
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How to run commands on a variable containing a date?

I need to be able to take a date in the format of "MM/DD/YY" and change it back into the default date format (Fri Oct 31 17:23:07 CDT 2014). This is driving me crazy. The code below may look ...
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How to convert time from local timezone into Sydney timezone using korn shell?

I need to convert time from localtimezone (CET/CEST) to Sydney timezone (AEDT/AEST). I tried something like this: export date=$(date "+%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S AEDT") date "+%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S %Z" -d "$date" ...
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How to enter date as an option in a bash command? [duplicate]

I want to enter the current date (ideally in the form YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm) as an option in a bash script: I tried /usr/local/bin/growlnotify -t "PMK" -m date but then the variable -m inserts the ...
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date command --iso-8601 option

This answer and comments mention --rfc-3339 and a "hidden" --iso-8601 option that I have used for a long time and now seems to be undocumented. When did that option documentation get removed from the ...
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How do I find a file with a name which depends on the current date (and a random component)?

I have to check a particular path every day and find the file with a name of the form: StaticData_Sets_yyyymmdd-232550.txt The date in the name after the string StaticData_Sets_ is updated every ...
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How to get proper format from date for the touch -A argument?

I would like to change all of the attribute times of some files to the immediate date. It appears that I would need to use touch -A * (more or less; realizing that I am going to use a more complex ...
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date command, going back one or two days. Seeing different flags

I'm writing a bash script that should run on OSX and Ubuntu. I'm not sure if this particular problem is due to an OS mismatch; more likely it's a difference in the date command on the two shells, ...
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Where is using @ before a date string for seconds since the epoch documented?

GNU date and touch commands (and presumably others) use @date to define a date string as seconds since the epoch. For example: $ TZ=UTC date -d@10 Thu Jan 1 00:00:10 UTC 1970 I was answering a ...
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Regarding getting Date - n days Date

Suppose I have a particular date stored in a variable (date_m) . I want ((date_m)-25) date. For eg: I have 15/09/2014 stored in my variable , then I want 21/08/2014 returned if I subtact 25 from the ...
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Save lines to different files based on the date

How can I force a re-evaluation of this each time? cat > $(date '+%H-%M-%S').log So that when I first output something it gets written to one file, and after a few seconds I make another ouput ...
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Linux: set date through command line

How to change the system date in Linux ? I want to change: Only Year Only Month Only Date Any combination of above three
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Change the timezone in a terminal

I connect my web server via SSH Terminal on Mac. cat /var/www/vhosts/example.com/statistics/logs/error_log The Date of my server and local computer differs so output of error_logs is not efficient ...
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Convert a number of seconds elapsed to date from arbitrary start date

I want to convert a particular amount of seconds to a date. In my case the it's the number of seconds elapsed since 1st of January 0001. If it were for seconds elapsed from epoch it would be easy: $ ...
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Increment a date in a file

I have a file with single line of text inside.How can I modify its content without using the vi editor.Below is the example: PROCESS DATE =2014-08-01 I want to increment the "2014-08-01" by the ...
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Backing up files which were modified after the last backup was run

I am working on a backup script (bash shell - Fedora - VMware) that should compare a file with last modified attribute and current date and should back it up if the last modified date is older than ...
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Parsing arbitrary natural language dates under BSD

I'm using the GNU date command to parse arbitrary natural language dates - for example to detect if a certain epoch time stamp is from last week, I can do: if [ "$timestamp" -lt "$(date +"%s" -d ...
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Setting System Timezone based on a timestamp

I want to set the system date and timezone based on a string that looks like this (output of Javascript new Date().toString()): Fri Aug 01 2014 12:13:27 GMT+0200 (CEST) The standard way to set ...
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Changing the date format of auth.log

I was looking to change the date format in which auth.log logs information. I could not find a way to do it. Is there a method to do this? My system uses rsyslog.
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How do I find seconds since midnight?

Using the date program, how can I calculate the number of seconds since midnight?
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Unzip all non-existing or older files from archive

The behaviour I'd like with unzip is to extract all files, overwriting any that are older than those in the archive, not touching any that are the same age or newer, and to never prompt. The options ...
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Mount changes directory time to 1970

We are developing an embedded Linux system using BusyBox v1.19.4. The system is working fine except for a strange mount issue with time and date. When we create a directory it has the correct time ...
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mkdir with date function behaves differently in script

I am trying to create a directory with a timestamp. If I type at the prompt mkdir "$(date +%Y-%m-%d_%H%M%S)" I get a directory named with the date as I would like. If I put the same line in a bash ...
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Batch rename image files by age plus add date and variable to filename

The question is completely rewritten due to things learned from the first two answers and comments that I was unaware of when first asking. After a photo shoot I come home with files that look like ...
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change date format and store in variable using awk

I have date in format YYYY-MM-DD in variable 'a'. I want to convert it in format YYYYMMDD and store in variable 'b'. The variable is in an awk variable. How can I do the same ?
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change time (date) in or from exif-data

On Change created date from exif data there are great scripts. But what if “Date and Time (original)” are bad in exif-data (because of wrong set time in camera). Is there a solution to change time for ...
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Local Account Creation Date

For compliance purposes there is the need to fetch information regarding local (user and non-user) accounts creation date on UNIX machines. Is there any way (even if it's not the most reliable or ...
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Get the last minute dated lines from list

If I have an input file with a list of users and their dates they were last signed in, how can I select with a sort | awk function the last minute lines? The dates are written in a +%H:%M:%S format. ...
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What is wrong with this code?

I have a script that goes like this: while : do Start_Time=$(date +"%s") MAIN PROGRAM GOES HERE (CROPPED TO SHORTEN THINGS) Run_Time=$(( $(date +"%s") - $Start_Time )) if [[ ...