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one liner automagic strftime()by seki (Scribe)
|on Aug 22, 2017 at 12:33 UTC||Need Help??|
seki has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I use often the localtime() / strftime() couple, but while looking at my collection of one-liners tools, I am puzzled by an epoch translator that displays local time without specifying a format.
If I eval the following code,perl -le'print localtime 1503403724'
the result is not surprisingly
but the following command line filter
displays the formated
Tue Aug 22 14:08:44 2017
Is there some untold magic with the inline loop parameter, or with the executable regex?
For the record, the onle-liner is originaly used to translate some log files with a time-stamp on each line in the form of an epoch date instead of a readable date format. Example:
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