Get a date stamp with curl


I have a property set in a script for date time stamp.

property endDate : “Friday, August 26, 2005 9:33:10 AM”
set the finishDate to date the endDate
set cDATE to current date

if cDATE > thedate then
display dialog “Program has expired”
display dialog "Program is ready to run
–some other code here

Because the system clock can be reset by the user.
I thought I could get the time from a web based clock.

curl would seem to be the way to go
But my knowledge of shell scripting is very limited.

Appreciate any help

all you need is a formated date on a webserver. I used PHP to have a current date.

-- formated PHP script
-- <?
-- $currentTime = date('l, F j,Y g:i:s A');
-- echo $currentTime;
-- >

property theURL : ""

--set theEndDate to ((current date) + 2592000) as text
set theEndDate to "Friday, October 7, 2005 12:48:16 PM"

tell application "System Events"
	set theCurrentTime to do shell script "curl " & theURL
	if theCurrentTime > theEndDate then
		return "program active"
	else if theCurrentTime < theEndDate then
		return "program disabled"
	end if
end tell