Prototype: ago(years, months, days, hours, minutes, seconds)

Return type: int

Description: Convert a time relative to now to an integer system representation.

The ago function measures time relative to now. Arguments are applied in order, so that ago(0,18,55,27,0,0) means "18 months, 55 days, and 27 hours ago". However, you are strongly encouraged to keep your usage of ago sensible and readable, e.g., ago(0,0,120,0,0,0) or ago(0,0,0,72,0,0).


  • years, in the range 0,1000

Years of run time. For convenience in conversion, a year of runtime is always 365 days (one year equals 31,536,000 seconds).

  • month, in the range 0,1000

Months of run time. For convenience in conversion, a month of runtime is always equal to 30 days of runtime (one month equals 2,592,000 seconds).

  • days, in the range 0,1000

Days of runtime (one day equals 86,400 seconds)

  • hours, in the range 0,1000

Hours of runtime

  • minutes, in the range 0,1000

Minutes of runtime 0-59

  • seconds, in the range 0,40000

Seconds of runtime


    bundle agent testbundle


          process_count   => anyprocs,
          process_select  => proc_finder;



         "Found processes out of range";

    body process_select proc_finder

      # Processes started between 5.5 hours and 20 minutes ago
      stime_range => irange(ago(0,0,0,5,30,0),ago(0,0,0,0,20,0));
      process_result => "stime";

    body process_count anyprocs

      match_range => "0,0";
      out_of_range_define => { "any_procs" };