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Re: need to compare timestamps



On Wed, 2005-04-06 at 15:47 +0000, rado wrote:
> hi!
> 
> 2 machines
> set up ssh passwordless
> need to be in a script
> /tmp/<file> on both machines
> 
> I need to compare the timestamps and get the newest
> 
> thx
> 
> John Rose
> 
> 
> 

John,


filetime1=`stat --format=%Y $FILENAME1`
filetime2=`ssh hostname stat --format=%Y $FILENAME2`
if [ $filetime1 -gt $filetime2 ]

	do something if filetime1 > filetime2

fi

--format=%Y gets the last modification time.

Bob...



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