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]
information about the current system time, or some other
time. Options are:
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.
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.
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.
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