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by Robert Partel (no login)

OPEN "boot.txt" FOR INPUT AS #1 ' text document created on boot
LINE INPUT #1, bootdate\$ ' that saves the date
LINE INPUT #1, boottime\$ ' and time of the boot
CLOSE #1 ' close file

bootmonth = VAL(LEFT\$(bootdate\$, 2)) 'the bootmonth isolated from bootdate\$
bootday = VAL(MID\$(bootdate\$, 4, 2)) 'the bootday isolated from bootdate\$
bootyear = VAL(RIGHT\$(bootdate\$, 4)) 'the bootyear isolated from bootdate\$
boothour = VAL(LEFT\$(boottime\$, 2)) 'the boothour isolated from boottime\$
bootminute = VAL(MID\$(boottime\$, 4, 2)) 'the bootminute isolated from boottime\$
bootsecond = VAL(RIGHT\$(boottime\$, 2)) 'the bootsecond isolated from boottime\$

nowmonth = VAL(LEFT\$(DATE\$, 2))) 'the month isolated from DATE\$
nowday = VAL(MID\$(DATE\$, 4, 2))) 'the day isolated from DATE\$
nowyear = VAL(RIGHT\$(DATE\$, 4))) 'the year isolated from DATE\$
nowhour = VAL(LEFT\$(TIME\$, 2))) 'the hour isolated from TIME\$
nowminute = VAL(MID\$(TIME\$, 4, 2))) 'the minute isolated from TIME\$
nowsecond = VAL(RIGHT\$(TIME\$, 2))) 'the second isolated from TIME\$

I wanted something that finds the amount of time in seconds between two DATE\$ and TIME\$ variables gotten at different times and possibly dates. It seemed easy enough but I realized that there are many what ifs that came up while i was thinking about it, like: what if it is less than a day further but the year changed? How do you account for these? I just got kind of overwhelmed, if someone could figure this one out that would be wonderful. I scratched my old code but above I posted the variable definitions.

Posted on Mar 20, 2012, 2:34 PM

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