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Re: Fetching date

by ysth (Canon)
on Jan 21, 2004 at 16:05 UTC ( #322919=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Fetching date

Other than the missing )/, looks like it.

Do you know for sure that the day-of-month will always be given with 2 digits, and not as e.g. "Feb 1"?

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Re: Re: Fetching date
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 21, 2004 at 17:19 UTC
    thanks all, but it could also be: Feb 1 00:41 So I could use all your examples for the above also?
      Anonymous Monk,
      You could just make the \d greedy and say \d+ but that runs the risk of mistaken garbage for treasure.
      my ($mon, $day, $hour, $min) = $date =~ /(\w+)\s(\d\d?)\s(\d\d):(\d\d) +/;
      The above should be closer to what you want, but you should keep some things in mind. If you know that the month abbreviation will always be 3 letters long then say so. When the day is 1 instead of 12 does the number of spaces between the hour change in order to get the fields to line up (perhaps in a log)?
      my ($mon, $day, $hour, $min) = $date =~ /(\w{3})\s+(\d\d?)\s+(\d\d):(\ +d\d)/;
      Cheers - L~R

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