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Day/Date countdown to an event

Day/Date countdown to an event

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I am trying to do a date countdown for each day that passes between 19 Nov to 27 Nov I want to display a message each day counting down from 8 days out down to the last day of 27 Nov here is what i am doing now sure there is a better way

moda1=`date '+%m%d'`

if [ $moda1 -eq 1119 ]
echo "The exercise is 8 days away please be prepared to start on 27 Nov......"
read
echo " PRESS any key to continue....."
read
clear
else
break
fi
if [ $moda1 -eq 1120 ]
echo "The exercise is 7 days away please be prepared to start on 27 Nov......"
read
echo " PRESS any key to continue....."
read
clear
else
break
fi




RE: Day/Date countdown to an event

2
Hi

CODE --> sh

nov27='1353967200'
now="$( date '+%s' )"

echo "The exercise is $(( (nov27-now)/60/60/24 )) days away please be prepared to start on 27 Nov......" 
Tested with Bash, MKsh and Dash.

Feherke.
http://feherke.github.com/

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