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Perl, convert date string from format mm/dd/yyyy (12/15/2010) to yyyy-mm-dd (2010-12-15)

Posted on 2010-09-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-10

How do I convert date string from format mm/dd/yyyy (12/15/2010) to yyyy-mm-dd (2010-12-15) using any of the Perl "date" library.  Because using the Perl "date", the date can be checked for validity.

Question by:rgbcof
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could u make use of strtotime?
something along these lines

      $newDate = date("Y-m-d", strtotime($dt));

where $dt is your original date
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u could possibly use mktime as well to create a date, not as good though

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