Email::Date::Format - produce RFC 2822 date strings
use Email::Date::Format qw(email_date);
my $header = email_date($date->epoch);
header => [
Date => $header,
body => '...',
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.)
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.
format_date is exported only if requested.
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.
format_gmdate is exported only if requested.
This module is maintained by the Perl Email Project
Ricardo SIGNES, <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Adapted from Email::Date, by Casey West.
Copyright (c) 2007, Ricarod SIGNES. This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
To install Email::Date::Format, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.