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Create An RFC822 Compliant Date In Perl

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use Date::Manip qw(ParseDate UnixDate);

# Create an RFC822 compliant date (current time)
my $rfc822_format = "%a, %d %b %Y %H:%M %Z";
my $today         = ParseDate("Now");

my $rfc822_date   = UnixDate($today,$rfc822_format);