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Problems in dates and time additions

Problems in dates and time additions

Problems in dates and time additions


I have 3 files (these are the log files of the system). These files have date formate like this (Dec  5 09:02:01).
I need to read these files from from the first date(Dec  5 09:02:01) till the last date (Dec 17 17:34:02) in the file. Then i have to search a word between the time difference of one minute and i have to count that how many times that word is present between these two time period.

For example :
Start time        EndTime                   Number of times word found.
Dec  5 09:02:01   Dec  5 09:03:00             10 (First entry)

Dec  5 09:03:01   Dec  5 09:03:00              5 (second entry)

Dec  5 09:04:01   Dec  5 09:04:00              3 (third entry

and so on till the last entry of the date (Dec 17 17:34:02)

How i can handle these dates. I have read about the Time::Local but that did not solve my problem.
I will be very thankful for any help.

RE: Problems in dates and time additions

Time::Local is the way to go. With  timelocal()  you get a  time  value that you can easily manipulate, test for time periods, etc.
timelocal()  must be supplied with a list of time quantities that you can extract from your dates with   split, except for the year, that I assume is known from elsewhere. Month 3 letter names can be transformed into a number by creating a hash:
(be careful as this is case sensitive).
However you didn't tell us of what you've done so far.     

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