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parsedate(str, comp=false) click to toggle source

Parse a string representation of a date into values. For example:

require 'parsedate'

ParseDate.parsedate "Tuesday, July 5th, 2007, 18:35:20 UTC"
# => [2007, 7, 5, 18, 35, 20, "UTC", 2]

The order is of the form [year, month, day of month, hour, minute, second, timezone, day of week].

::parsedate can also take a second argument, comp, which is a boolean telling the method to compensate for dates with years expressed as two digits. Example:

require 'parsedate'

ParseDate.parsedate "Mon Dec 25 00 06:53:24 UTC", true
# => [2000, 12, 25, 6, 53, 24, "UTC", 1]
               # File parsedate.rb, line 46
def parsedate(str, comp=false)
  Date._parse(str, comp).
    values_at(:year, :mon, :mday, :hour, :min, :sec, :zone, :wday)

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