On Mon, 7 Mar 2005 11:35:52 +0900, you wrote:

>That means invalid format error.  %r only accepts hours 1..12, use %R
>instead.

my attempts to make it more generic have hit a brick wall

is there anyway to designate text/numbers/etc  that's on either side
of the formatted date?

sample="some alphanumeric #ddg%^324&78*  08 Mar 15:17:18  more text"

t= Time.strptime(logline, "%d %b %R")
p t.strftime("%d %b %I:%M:%S %p")

of course gives me the value_at error again...
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