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Old 08-19-2012
Converting string date time to unix time in AWK

I'd like to convert a date string in the form of sun aug 19 09:03:10 EDT 2012, to unixtime timestamp using awk.

I tried
This is how each line of the file looks like, different date and time in this format
Sun Aug 19 08:33:45 EDT 2012, user1( all: test on the 17th
Through some help here, I was able to add delimiter and make it the way I want
Sun Aug 19 08:33:45 EDT 2012~user1~ on the 17t
  awk '/all:/, ............................... print $0 }' file1.txt

I'd like to change the date part fields 1-6 to unixtime like 1344960720~user1~
I tried various mktime including trying to print the fields
 {print mktime("$6,$2,$3,$4")}'

. I know I have to remove the : to achieve this, but I tried substituting hh:mm:ss with 11 08 23, still does not work. I get -1 all the times.

# 2  
Old 08-19-2012
gawk 'BEGIN {
  for (i = 1; i < 13; ++i)
    m[strftime("%b", mktime("2012 " i " 1 0 0 0"))] = i
  FS = "[ :,]+"
/all:/ {
print mktime($8 " " m[$2] " " $3 " " $4 " " $5 " " $6)

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# 3  
Old 08-19-2012
hi lib, thanx for the help. I will play with it for now and see

Last edited by bkkid; 08-20-2012 at 04:05 PM.. Reason: wrong code
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