Use OpenSSL to determine TLS certificate expiration date

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There really should be an s_client option to do this. In lieu of, use s_client to read the cert and pipe it to the x509 command.

echo | openssl s_client -connect example.com:443 -servername example.com 2>/dev/null | openssl x509 -noout -dates
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