uptime in unix

Cameron Laird claird at lairds.us
Mon Sep 20 02:08:04 CEST 2004


In article <cikt90$ar9$1 at online.de>, Oli Schwarz  <homix at gmx.net> wrote:
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>> Is it enough to parse the output of uptime(1)?
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>I hope. :) But I was wondering that there is no such function in the
>library.
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>Are these things handled like in Java? Doesn't Python know anything
>about such platform specific things?
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There's no particularly satisfying abstract answer to these 
matters.  History happened, and we live in the result.  Python
knows about some platform-specific items, and not others.  I'm
unconvinced that Java's truths are any more rationalized.



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