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Ruby - sprintf invalid value for interger

I'll start by saying I did not write  the Ruby script and know nothing about Ruby.  I inherited this and noticed that when it ran it was producing the following error:

myscript.rb:105:in `sprintf': invalid value for Integer: "08" (ArgumentError)

From what I can tell, it looks like on line 105 the code snippet is trying to convert a date format of  6/26/08 to 2008-06-26.  My guess is that the 08 is being looked at as if it is a Octal value and if the year was 07 it would work fine?  Of course I could be totally wrong.  Anyway, can anyone suggest a fix?   Did I provide enough info?
 


data.scan(/^(\d+)\/(\d+)\/(\d+)/) { |m,d,y| dateStamp = sprintf "20%02d-%02d-%02d", y, m, d }

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Geert BormansCommented:
8 would be a valid integer
08 would not be a valid integer
so you have to change your pattern to get rid of leading zeroes
try
data.scan(/^0*(\d+)\/0*(\d+)\/0*(\d+)/) { |m,d,y| dateStamp = sprintf "20%02d-%02d-%02d", y, m, d }
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credogAuthor Commented:
Gertone,

That seemed to fix the problem.  

I am assuming that this fix will only strip the leading zeros and will not have any effect on any other values that the date may be?  Since the zeros are added back on with sprintf all should basically work as before?
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Geert BormansCommented:
the fix will indeed only strip the leading zeroes (preventing what you require to be an integer to be invalid)
and indeed these zeroes are added back in later

by the way, this would work as well
data.scan(/^(\d+)\/(\d+)\/(\d+)/) { |m,d,y| dateStamp = sprintf "20%02d-%02d-%02d", y.to_i, m.to_i, d.to_i}
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credogAuthor Commented:
Quick, timely and accurate solution.  Expert provided  information that helped in understanding the solution and made it easy to implement..
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