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# 1  
Old 09-09-2009
Converting string to date in perl


I need convert a date string to date.

For eaxmple
and I want to change the format of the above mentioned date to "Jun 2 2009 12:00AM".

Do we have any functionality or staright method to convert to the desired format?
# 2  
Old 09-09-2009
perl '-MPOSIX qw(strftime)'  -le'
    $last_date = "6/2/2009";
    @dt = split /\//, $last_date;
    print strftime( "%B %d %Y %I:%M%p", 0, 0, 0, $dt[1], $dt[0] - 1,
        $dt[2] - 1900 );

There is also ParseDate from Date::Manip.
# 3  
Old 09-09-2009
Great. It works. Thanks a lot. Can you please describe bit elaborately? I donot understand logic.
# 4  
Old 09-09-2009
Following is the very simple thing to do ...
use Date::Manip;
print ParseDate("6/3/2009");

# 5  
Old 09-10-2009
Originally Posted by siba.s.nayak
Great. It works. Thanks a lot. Can you please describe bit elaborately? I donot understand logic.
    @dt = split /\//, $last_date; # build an array that contains the date elements:
                                  # + $dt[0] contains the month ... $dt[2] - the year.
    print strftime( "%B %d %Y %I:%M%p", 0, 0, 0, $dt[1], $dt[0] - 1,
        $dt[2] - 1900 );          # the month begin at zero, the year is given in years 
                                  # + since 1900, see perldoc POSIX | less -pstrftime
                                  # + for more information.

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