changing date to resemble "messages file" date

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Old 09-20-2012
changing date to resemble "messages file" date

the following was taken from a perl script:

my $date = strftime "%B %d %H:%M:%S", localtime;

how can i modify it so this date outputs the date in the form of the date of the messages file. for example:

Sep 20 11:48:44

As it is right now, the perl script outputs the date like this:

September 20 11:50:45

also, in the messages file, if the date of the current day is a single digit day (for example the 6th of september), it outputs the date like this:

Sep  6 11:48:44

notice there are two spaces between the month and the date.

how do i make the perl script do both of these? and by both of these i mean the (shortening of the month name, and the insertion of two spaces between the month and day IF the day of the month is single digit).

Last edited by SkySmart; 09-20-2012 at 10:13 AM..
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Old 09-20-2012
Change "%B %d" to "%b %e" in your script.
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