pre-pend log timestamp

Adds a timestamp before alog from a script awk -v sec=$(date -u +%s) '{print strftime("%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S",sec), $0; fflush();}' in cron : awk -v sec=$(date -u +\%s) '{print strftime("\%Y-\%m-\%d \%H:\%M:\%S",sec), $0; fflush();}' So : # echo hello world | awk -v sec=$(date -u +%s) '{print strftime("%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S",sec), $0; fflush();}'   2014-10-30 08:40:26 test nJoy 🙂