is a program that parses dates according to the ARPA Internet standard.
It also understands many non-standard formats,
such as those produced by TOPS-20 sites and some UNIX sites using
It is useful for seeing how
will interpret a date.
program treats each argument as a single date,
and prints the date out in the official 822-format.
Hence, it is usually best to enclose each argument in double-quotes for the
To override the output format used by
switches are used.
This permits individual fields of the address to be extracted with ease.
The string is simply a format string and the file is simply a format file.
for the details.