[ILUG] pdf document info, ls date format and awk commands
Sean McGrath - Sun Microsystems Ireland
sean.mcgrath at sun.com
Tue Jan 15 14:28:00 GMT 2002
John P. Looney stated:
< On Tue, Jan 15, 2002 at 01:53:09PM -0000, Declan Grady mentioned:
< > 3 questions:
< > 1. How can I get the date format to show 11-Jan-2002 instead of 11-Jan-14:10
< > ?
< Checkout the date manpage. Loads of info on how to use + and % to make
< life easy for you.
Hes parsing the output from 'ls' not date. So can't do that.
< > 2. How can I *easily* get the "description" from the pdf "document info"
< > from each pdf file ?
< Only thing I can think of is to get the source to xpdf, and write a
< program to do it.
< > 3. How *should* I have gone about achieving this, considering I'm no
< > programmer ?
< About the way you are...though seeing as it's a web page, I'd have used
< PHP myself..
and or perl.
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