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NAME

       convdate - convert time/date strings and numbers

SYNOPSIS

       convdate [ -c ] [ -n ] [ -s ] arg...

DESCRIPTION

       Convdate  translate  the  date/time  strings  specified  as arguments on its command line,
       outputing the results one to a line.

OPTIONS

       -c     If the ``-c'' flag is used, then each argument is taken  to  be  a  time_t  and  is
              output in ctime format.

       -n     If  the  ``-n''  flag  is  used, then each argument is taken as a date string to be
              parsed by parsedate(3) and is output as a time_t; see time(2).

       -s     If the ``-s'' flag is used, then each argument is taken as  a  date  string  to  be
              parsed  by  parsedate(3)  and is output as a string formatted by ctime(3).  This is
              the default.

EXAMPLES

              % convdate 'feb 10 10am'
              Sun Feb 10 10:00:00 1991

              % convdate 12pm 5/4/90
              Fri Dec 13 00:00:00 1991
              Fri May  4 00:00:00 1990

              % convdate -n 'feb 10 10am' '12pm 5/4/90'
              666198000
              641880000

              % convdate -c 666198000
              Sun Feb 10 10:00:00 1991

HISTORY

       Written by Rich $alz <rsalz@uunet.uu.net>.  This is revision 1.5, dated 1996/10/29.

SEE ALSO

       parsedate(3).

                                                                                      CONVDATE(1)