Swiss File Knife
a command line
free external tools,
- download the free Swiss File Knife Base from Sourceforge. - open the Windows CMD command line, Mac OS X Terminal or Linux shell. - OS X : type mv sfk-mac-i686.exe sfk and chmod +x sfk then ./sfk - Linux: type mv sfk-linux.exe sfk and chmod +x sfk then ./sfk OS X and Linux syntax may differ, check the help within the tool.
sfk time [options] [format] sfk clock prints the current date and time, or shows a clock with absolute and relative time. format: Y = year M = month D = day h = hour m = minute s = second any other char is passed through. default format is YMDhms. options -nice print format Y-M-D h:m:s -spat support slash patterns \t etc. -from n print unix timestamp n as human readable time. aliases sfk clock2 show just a relative time sfk clock3 also shows overall start time and (on Enter) a second column with relative time since overall start interactive control press Enter while displaying sfk clock to reset the relative time. chaining support cannot use chain input data. see also sfk unixtime prints the unix timestamp sfk sleep delay execution for some time web reference http://stahlworks.com/sfk-time examples sfk time -spat "Y-M-D\th:m:s" +filt -tabform "$col2 $col1" prints 2011-06-16 06:17:31 to terminal, with a tab character between date and time, post processing the output by sfk filter. sfk clock permanently show absolute and relative time.
sfk is a free open-source tool, running instantly without installation efforts. no DLL's,
no registry changes - just get sfk.exe from the zip package and use it (binaries for
windows, linux and mac are included).
read more about all sfk functions here.