How to get the number of seconds since .....

Hi,

How do I get the number of seconds which has elapsed since a given date until the current date ?

Hoping very much that someone can help out.

Thx
Dave
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jsatterlCommented:
The following perl code should do
what you want:

use Time::Local;
my @first_date = ($sec,$min,$hour,$day,$month,$year);
my $first_date = timelocal(@first_date);

## if the current date is not right now
my @second_date = ($sec,$min,$hour,$day,$month,$year);
my $second_date = timelocal(@second_date);

### else
my $second_date = time;

my $seconds = ($second_date - $first_date);


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dgb001Author Commented:
ok, gimme a while and I'll check it out - thx
Dave
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ozoCommented:
@first_date = ($sec,$min,$hour,$day,$month-1,$year-1900);
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dgb001Author Commented:
Thx guys.
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