use strict;
use warnings;
package Email::Date;
  $Email::Date::VERSION = '1.104';
# ABSTRACT: Find and Format Date Headers

our @EXPORT    = qw[find_date format_date];
our @EXPORT_OK = qw[format_gmdate];

use Exporter 5.57 'import';
use Date::Parse 2.27 ();
use Email::Date::Format 1.000;
use Time::Piece 1.08 ();

sub find_date {
    require Email::Abstract;
    my $email = Email::Abstract->new($_[0]);

    my $date = $email->get_header('Date')
            || _find_date_received($email->get_header('Received'))
            || $email->get_header('Resent-Date');

    return unless $date and length $date;

    Time::Piece->new(Date::Parse::str2time $date);

sub _find_date_received {
    return unless defined $_[0] and length $_[0];
    my $date = pop;
    $date =~ s/.+;//;

  *format_date   = \&Email::Date::Format::email_date;
  *format_gmdate = \&Email::Date::Format::email_gmdate;




=head1 NAME

Email::Date - Find and Format Date Headers

=head1 VERSION

version 1.104


  use Email::Date;
  my $email = join '', <>;
  my $date  = find_date($email);
  print $date->ymd;
  my $header = format_date($date->epoch);
      header => [
          Date => $header,
      body => '...',


B<Achtung!>  Probably you'll be find just using L<Email::Date::Format> to
produce dates or L<Date::Parse> to parse dates.  This module isn't much needed
anymore, but does provide C<find_date>, described below.

RFC 2822 defines the C<Date:> header. It declares the header a required
part of an email message. The syntax for date headers is clearly laid
out. Stil, even a perfectly planned world has storms. The truth is, many
programs get it wrong. Very wrong. Or, they don't include a C<Date:> header
at all. This often forces you to look elsewhere for the date, and hoping
to find something.

For this reason, the tedious process of looking for a valid date has been
encapsulated in this software. Further, the process of creating RFC
compliant date strings is also found in this software.


=head2 find_date

  my $time_piece = find_date $email;

C<find_date> accepts an email message in any format
L<Email::Abstract|Email::Abstract> can understand. It looks through the email
message and finds a date, converting it to a L<Time::Piece|Time::Piece> object.

If it can't find a date, it returns false.

C<find_date> is exported by default.

=head2 format_date

  my $date = format_date; # now
  my $date = format_date( time - 60*60 ); # one hour ago

C<format_date> accepts an epoch value, such as the one returned by C<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 C<time> is used.

C<format_date> is exported by default.

=head2 format_gmdate

  my $date = format_gmdate;

C<format_gmdate> is identical to C<format_date>, but it will return a string
indicating the time in Greenwich Mean Time, rather than local time.

C<format_gmdate> is exported on demand, but not by default.

=head1 AUTHORS

=over 4

=item *

Casey West

=item *

Ricardo SIGNES <>



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.