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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Current date?
Hi, Speaking of dates and timestamps, we had a need to timestamp our set of books with today's date, but keep the timestamps of the books within the set at the date of the last change. We wrote a shell script that reads the source directory of each book, gets the date of the file that was changed most recently, and writes a file with entities for each book, with that date. That file itself is then included as an entity in the common entity file. You can view the script here: http://developers.cogentrts.com/cogent/prepdoc/pd-latestdate.html (We're using SGML, but this would work with XML too.) Cheerio! Bob ... > > Is there something I can put in my docbook, that will represent the > > current date, so that when the stylesheets process my file, the current > > date is put there? > > * generate a timestamp (this is a M$-DOS example) > echo %date% %time% >timestamp.txt > ... --------------------------------------- Robert McIlvride (email@example.com) Cogent Real-Time Systems (www.cogent.ca)