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in thread time difference

A simple question but somehow it seems to be confusing the heck out of me!

I tried your code BrowserUK on UNIX and things did not come out well so I switched to Windows XP PRO.

Here is what I did

(Note: I changed your 'file' to 'junk')

1. I created a file with some content

2. After a few minutes i added some more content

3. I ran the timestamp program

I see funny results. No matter the file, i get the same result

. Can you throw some light?

C:\>echo hi > junk C:\>dir junk 7/31/2005 10:25 PM 5 junk 1 File(s) 5 bytes 0 Dir(s) 15,975,989,248 bytes free C:\>echo hi2 >> junk C:\>dir junk 07/31/2005 10:28 PM 11 junk 1 File(s) 11 bytes 0 Dir(s) 15,975,989,248 bytes free C:\>perl timestamp 1 : 16 : 00 : 00

I am on activstate

C:\>perl -v This is perl, v5.6.1 built for MSWin32-x86-multi-thread (with 1 registered patch, see perl -V for more detail)

When I run the program on UNIX i get  31 : 18 : 00 : 00 as output

Any thoughts?



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Re^3: time difference
by BrowserUk (Patriarch) on Aug 01, 2005 at 06:36 UTC

    Two problems.

  • First I forgot that -C -A & -M give their results in days rather than seconds like every other timestamp.
  • Second, the days will always be +1 (because days of the month start from 1) and it would only work for values less than 31 (number of days in January).

    Original posts updated to reflect my laxity.

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