parse_http_date

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Parse and print http dates.

As defined in RFC2616, http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec3.html#sec3.3, there are three valid formats:

  • Sun, 06 Nov 1994 08:49:37 GMT ; RFC 822, updated by RFC 1123
  • Sunday, 06-Nov-94 08:49:37 GMT ; RFC 850, obsoleted by RFC 1036
  • Sun Nov 6 08:49:37 1994 ; ANSI C's asctime() format

Usage
parse_http_date(x, failure = NA)

http_date(x)

Arguments
x
For parse_http_date, a character vector of strings to parse. All elements must be of the same type.

For http_date, a POSIXt vector.

failure
What to return on failure?
Value

  • A POSIXct object if succesful, otherwise failure

Aliases
  • http_date
  • parse_http_date
Examples
parse_http_date("Sun, 06 Nov 1994 08:49:37 GMT")
parse_http_date("Sunday, 06-Nov-94 08:49:37 GMT")
parse_http_date("Sun Nov  6 08:49:37 1994")

http_date(Sys.time())
Documentation reproduced from package httr, version 0.6.1, License: MIT + file LICENSE

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