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       strptime - Command line version of the C function


       strptime [-h|--help] [-V|--version] [-t|--time] [-q|--quiet]


       strptime 0.2.5

              [-fSTRING|--format=STRING]                         [-iSTRING|--input-format=STRING]
              [-e|--backslash-escapes] [-S|--sed-mode] [FMTs]...

       Parse input from stdin according to one of the given  formats  FMTs.   The  format  string
       specifiers are the same as for strptime(3).

       -h, --help
              Print help and exit

       -V, --version
              Print version and exit

       -t, --time
              also display time in the output, default is to display the date

       -q, --quiet
              Suppress message about date/time and duration parser errors.

       -f, --format=STRING
              Output format.  This can either be a specifier string (similar to strftime()'s FMT)
              or the name of a calendar.

       -i, --input-format=STRING
              Input format, can be used multiple times.  Each date/time will  be  passed  to  the
              input  format  parsers  in  the  order  they  are given, if a date/time can be read
              successfully with a given input format specifier string, that value will be used.

       -e, --backslash-escapes
              Enable interpretation of backslash escapes in the output and input format specifier

       -S, --sed-mode
              Copy  parts  from  the  input before and after a matching date/time.  Note that all
              occurrences of date/times within a line will be processed.


       Format specs in dateutils are similar to posix' strftime().

       However, due to a broader range of supported calendars  dateutils  must  employ  different

       Date specs:
         %a  The abbreviated weekday name
         %A  The full weekday name
         %_a The weekday name shortened to a single character (MTWRFAS)
         %b  The abbreviated month name
         %B  The full month name
         %_b The month name shortened to a single character (FGHJKMNQUVXZ)
         %c  The count of the weekday within the month (range 00 to 05)
         %C  The count of the weekday within the year (range 00 to 53)
         %d  The day of the month, 2 digits (range 00 to 31)
         %D  The day of the year, 3 digits (range 000 to 366)
         %F  Equivalent to %Y-%m-%d (ymd's canonical format)
         %j  Equivalent to %D
         %m  The month in the current calendar (range 00 to 19)
         %Q  The quarter of the year (range Q1 to Q4)
         %q  The number of the quarter (range 01 to 04)
         %s  The number of seconds since the Epoch.
         %u  The weekday as number (range 01 to 07, Sunday being 07)
         %U  The week count, first day of week is Sun (range 00 to 53)
         %V  The ISO week count, first day of week is Mon (range 01 to 53)
         %w  The weekday as number (range 00 to 06, Sunday being 00)
         %W  The week count, first day of week is Mon (range 00 to 53)
         %y  The year without a century (range 00 to 99)
         %Y  The year including the century

         %Od The day as roman numerals
         %Om The month as roman numerals
         %Oy The two digit year as roman numerals
         %OY The year including the century as roman numerals

         %rs In time systems whose Epoch is different from the unix Epoch, this
             selects the number of seconds since then.
         %rY In calendars with years that don't coincide with the Gregorian
             years, this selects the calendar's year.

         %dth  The day of the month as an ordinal number, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.
         %mth  The month of the year as an ordinal number, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.

         %db The business day of the month (since last month's ultimo)
         %dB Number of business days until this month's ultimo

       Time specs:
         %H  The hour of the day using a 24h clock, 2 digits (range 00 to 23)
         %I  The hour of the day using a 12h clock, 2 digits (range 01 to 12)
         %M  The minute (range 00 to 59)
         %N  The nanoseconds (range 000000000 to 999999999)
         %p  The string AM or PM, noon is PM and midnight is AM.
         %P  Like %p but in lowercase
         %S  The second (range 00 to 60, 60 is for leap seconds)
         %T  Equivalent to %H:%M:%S

       General specs:
         %n  A newline character
         %t  A tab character
         %%  A literal % character

         %O  Modifier to turn decimal numbers into Roman numerals
         %r  Modifier to turn units into real units
         th  Suffix.  Read and print ordinal numbers
         b   Treat date as business date

       By design dates before 1601-01-01 are not supported.

       For conformity here is a list of calendar spec names and their meaning:
         ymd   %Y-%m-%d
         ymcw  %Y-%m-%c-%w
         ywd   %rY-W%V-%u
         bizda %Y-%m-%db


       Written by Sebastian Freundt <>


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       The  full  documentation  for strptime is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and
       strptime programs are properly installed at your site, the command

              info (dateutils)strptime

       should give you access to the complete manual.