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February 13th, 2010, 12:57 AM
I sometimes need to prove I did things in a certain order when using the terminal. For example when calculating hashs of disk images I have to show that image x was done before y and z. Is there a way to print a timestamp with the command line output? Thanks
February 13th, 2010, 01:12 AM
If you'd like the time with every command, you might check bash's PROMPT_COMMAND shell variable.
Put the date command into it. See date --help.
Or perhaps you could write a script that prints the date before each relevant command, e.g.:
echo -n "`date --rfc-3339=ns` "
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