[sf-perl] Date manipulation question

Bill Moseley moseley at hank.org
Sat Jul 5 07:04:30 PDT 2008

On Sat, Jul 05, 2008 at 08:48:20AM -0500, Richard Reina wrote:
> I have a date that is a string such as: Thu Jul 3 17:43:45 2008
> and need to convert it to epoch seconds.  I am scowering my perl books
> and the web but cannot find a function to help me do this.  Does
> anyone know how this can be done?

perldoc Time::Local is one way.

But, I like to have all my dates in DateTime objects.  There's more than
one parser that will work.

$ perl -MDateTime::Format::DateParse -le 'print DateTime::Format::DateParse->parse_datetime( "Thu Jul 3 17:43:45 2008")->epoch'

$ perl -MDateTime::Format::HTTP -le 'print DateTime::Format::HTTP->parse_datetime( "Thu Jul 3 17:43:45 2008")->epoch'

Bill Moseley
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