Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (1)
dm_date - print out the system date and time
This performs the same operation as the unix 'date' command, but using
the Date::Manip module.
dm_date [OPTION]... [+FORMAT]
This displays information about the current system time, or some
other time. Options are:
- -h, --help
Print online help.
- -d STRING, --date=STRING
Display time described by STRING. STRING can be any string which can
be parsed by Date::Manip. Please refer to the Date::Manip::Date
documentation for details.
- -f DATEFILE, --file=DATEFILE
This reads each line in DATEFILE, and extracts a date from it and
prints out the information.
Blank lines and lines starting with a pound (#) are ignored. Lines
not containing a valid date are also ignored.
- -r FILE, --reference=FILE
Displays the last modification time of FILE.
- -R, --rfc-2822
Displayc the date and time in RFC 2822 format.
Example: Mon, 07 Aug 2006 12:34:56 -0600
- -u, --utc, --universal
Converts the date to UT (GMT) and prints out the information.
Only one of -d, -f, or -r should be included. If more than
one is included, the first one from the list (-d, -f, -r)
is used and any other is ignored.
The format string starts with a plus (+) and contains any
of the format directives described in Date::Manip::Date.
BUGS AND QUESTIONS
Please refer to the Date::Manip::Problems documentation for
information on submitting bug reports or questions to the author.
This script is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
Sullivan Beck (email@example.com