Email::Date::Format

NAME

Email::Date::Format − produce RFC 2822 date strings

VERSION

version 1.005

SYNOPSIS

use Email::Date::Format qw(email_date);
my $header = email_date($date−>epoch);
Email::Simple−>create(
header => [
Date => $header,
],
body => '...',
);

DESCRIPTION

This module provides a simple means for generating an RFC 2822 compliant datetime string. (In case you care, they’re not RFC 822 dates, because they use a four digit year, which is not allowed in RFC 822. )

FUNCTIONS

email_date
my $date = email_date; # now
my $date = email_date( time − 60*60 ); # one hour ago

"email_date" accepts an epoch value, such as the one returned by "time". It returns a string representing the date and time of the input, as specified in RFC 2822. If no input value is provided, the current value of "time" is used.

"email_date" is exported only if requested.

email_gmdate
my $date = email_gmdate;

"email_gmdate" is identical to "email_date", but it will return a string indicating the time in Greenwich Mean Time, rather than local time.

"email_gmdate" is exported only if requested.

AUTHORS

Casey West

Ricardo SIGNES <rjbs@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2004 by Casey West.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.