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How can I take a string and turn it into epoch sec



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Jan 19, 2001, 2:39 PM


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How can I take a string and turn it into epoch sec

(From the Perl FAQ)

How can I take a string and turn it into epoch seconds?

If it's a regular enough string that it always has the same format, you can split it up and pass the parts to timelocal in the standard Time::Local module. Otherwise, you should look into the Date::Calc and Date::Manip modules from CPAN.