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Re: Date Format

From: Ahmad, Zeeshan (FMC) <Zeeshan.Ahmad(at)>
Date: Mon Jan 12 2004 - 02:33:09 GMT
Thanks. Works alright but returns a weird string when date was null. Any
workaround? Or some Perl hack is the way to go?

Zeeshan Ahmad
FMC Computing Services
Bedford Park SA
Ph: 8204 6178

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Bill Moseley
Sent: Friday, 9 January 2004 4:08 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: [SWISH-E] Re: Date Format

On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 08:41:03PM -0800, Ahmad, Zeeshan (FMC) wrote:
> How can I change the date format shown by swish.cgi - say 
> 09 September 2003 instead of
> 2003-09-29 12:13:49 Cen. Australia Standard Time

Below is an old message I still had in my archives.  It might be a 
little dated.

Also you might look over the docs here:

there's some discussion of date formating.

And if that's not enough:

  $ swish-e -w not dkdkd -x '<swishlastmodified fmt="%d %B %Y">\n' -H0
  08 January 2004

Post again if you need more help.

From: Bill Moseley <>
To: "Ahmad, Zeeshan (FMC)" <>
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 21:59:51 -0800
Subject: Re: RE: [SWISH-E] RE: swish.cgi not returning results from  search

On Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 02:26:17PM +1030, Ahmad, Zeeshan (FMC) wrote:
> Hello
> How can I change the Last Modified date format displayed via CGI?

Seems to be a number of posts in the archives about this.  I searched
the swish-e list archives for

  swishlastmodifed fmt

And the first hit seems to have something:

If you happen to be using Template-Toolkit for output then it's best to
generate a timestamp and then format in your template (as mentioned in
that post).  That's using a %ld format.

moseley@bumby:~$ swish-e -w not dkdk -H0 -x '<swishlastmodified>\n'
2004-01-05 13:58:48 PST

moseley@bumby:~$ swish-e -w not dkdk -H0 -x '<swishlastmodified

Bill Moseley
Received on Mon Jan 12 02:33:40 2004