Hello everyone:

I want to change this date "12 Apr 2006 23:35:47" into "2006-04-12 23:35:47",I have tested lots of parameters of the command "date",but it still not execute UNDER FreeBSD,pls help me,thanks!

Choices
1. install GNU date (the linux version) so you can use the --date option.
Also check the man page for your current version of date - it may be a GNU variant.

2. use C's strptime() function and strftime() function in a small C program

3. install the DATE module for perl, use str2time and format the date

Choices
1. install GNU date (the linux version) so you can use the --date option.
Also check the man page for your current version of date - it may be a GNU variant.

2. use C's strptime() function and strftime() function in a small C program

3. install the DATE module for perl, use str2time and format the date

Hi jim mcnamara:

Nice to see you.I think so,and thank you for your reply!

Hello all:

I get it:
date -j -f "%d %b %Y %T" "12 Apr 2006 23:35:47" +"%F %H:%M:%S"(UNDER freeBSD)
In this way,you can format every date type you want!(Happy~)

For example, this command (under FreeBSD) will change the output of 'date' command:

date -j +%Y%m%d
20080818

But for your kind of output, the commad should be:

date -j +"%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S"
2008-08-18 16:57:59

Cya

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