A utility to prepend the current UTC timestamp to each line of input fed to it.
some_program_that_outputs_data_without_timestamps | preptime
Here is an example shell session:
$ echo -e 'foo\nbar\nbaz' | preptime 2013/01/16 18:55:26 :: foo 2013/01/16 18:55:26 :: bar 2013/01/16 18:55:26 :: baz
Should be as simple as:
make && sudo make install
It exists because sometimes a program is written that dumps out lots of data over time (something akin to log lines) but doesn't prepend a timestamp. There are other ways to do this, of course, but I am trying to level up my C skills and might as well release what I wrote.