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Convert a date from Apache's string format to mysql's date format in perl


Apache logs dates in this form: [25/Apr/2005:11:45:59 -0400] and I need to insert this string in a mysql table as a datetime value.
How can I convert it?


mysql has powerful date handling functions, which unfortunately vary from version to version substantially.
You may use the following perl code instead - it converts



2005-04-25 11:45:59

%mo = (
 $time = substr($time,7,4) . '-' . $mo{substr($time,3,3)} . '-' . substr($time,0,2) . ' ' . substr($time,12);

Generated 0:02:17 on Mar 22, 2018