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Re: [SuSE Linux] Clock question
- From: leonmcclatchey@xxxxxxxxxxxx (Leon McClatchey)
- Date: Wed, 09 Dec 1998 22:20:08 -0600
- Message-id: <366F4BF5.D2EEE447@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Kieran Sullivan wrote:
> Try the date command. It will tell you the hour...
yeppers, and it works really great in a script too:-) My better half
wanted the modem to be noisy during certain hours and quiet other hours.
So after much testing to get the hang of the bash syntaks and things, I got
one that worked and incorporated into my diald connect script. So now
between 9am and 9pm we've got a noisy modem otherwise the modem just
quietly goes about its business:-)
To make this work, I expanded the original connect script that was
distributed with diald so I could use a total of 5 initiation strings (I
just like to make sure the modem is setup the way it should be (must be all
that past sysop experience:-) BTW, the fifth initiation string just sets
the registers, the time test is done on the 4th initiation string:-)
As far as all the variables that can be used to format the response of
"date" try man date:-)
But for my purposes.....
if [ $CTIME -ge $STIME -a $CTIME -le $ETIME ] ; then
USE = $INIT_4
USE = $INIT_4'M0'
Then the chat stuff for initializing the modem, with the usual ABORT,
though I did add REPORT ERROR in the initiation sequence. As far as the
actual dialout sequence, I added REPORT CONNECT. Then whenever I call
chat, use -f /var/log/chat and it reports connect rate and what errors
occurred (if any:-).
> > Ok ok, isn't it possible to know which hour it is unless i'm root ?
> > That's funny, but all users would like to be able to read it !
Try making a script
# tod - Reports the time of day
echo `date +%H:%M
# The above reports the time in military format, check "man date" to get
# full formatting capabilities:-)
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