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      I am generating a CSV file with the first 2 columns in the Epoch time format.

Here is some sample code:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; use Data::Dumper; my $line=<DATA>; chomp $line; my @f=split(',',$line); my $dt1=shift @f; my $dt2=shift @f; printf "%s,%s,%s\n",scalar localtime($dt1),scalar localtime($dt2),join +(",",@f); exit(0); __END__ 1345752662, 1345752673, CLOSED, CRITICAL, Other fields etc
The working part of this really is the scalar localtime part. There are other ways of doing this, but this is a time honored method that works. Brute force, but it works.

Here is what perldoc -f localtime says that is pertinate to your situation:

If EXPR is omitted, "localtime()" uses the current time + (as returned by time(3)). In scalar context, "localtime()" returns the ctime(3) v +alue: $now_string = localtime; # e.g., "Thu Oct 13 04:54 +:34 1994" This scalar value is not locale-dependent but is a Perl builtin. For GMT instead of local time use the "gmtime" builtin.
Hope this is of some help.

Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
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In reply to Re: Epoch time conversion in CSV by blue_cowdawg
in thread Epoch time conversion in CSV by theneil

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