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Date:      Fri, 27 Jul 2012 08:55:18 -0400
From:      Robert Huff <roberthuff@rcn.com>
To:        Matthias Apitz <guru@unixarea.de>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   calculating difference of times
Message-ID:  <20498.36790.654638.359301@jerusalem.litteratus.org>
In-Reply-To: <20120727123429.GA2094@tiny.Sisis.de>
References:  <20120727123429.GA2094@tiny.Sisis.de>

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Matthias Apitz writes:

>  Do we have something (in the ports) to calculate easy the
>  difference of two times given as hh:mm - hh:mm? Some hack in
>  bc(1) or something like this? Well, I could translate the times
>  into UNIX seconds of epoche, build the diff and reconvert, but
>  something more easy (and not in Perl or C, just shell); thanks

	I don't know if there's something already available. (Sorry -
never had this problem.)
	If the format is fixed, then parsing it with awk is trivial.
After that, the math should be doable with "expr".


				Robert Huff





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