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jc.parsers.date

jc - JSON CLI output utility date command output parser

The epoch calculated timestamp field is naive. (i.e. based on the local time of the system the parser is run on)

The epoch_utc calculated timestamp field is timezone-aware and is only available if the timezone field is UTC.

Usage (cli):

$ date | jc --date

or

$ jc date

Usage (module):

import jc.parsers.date
result = jc.parsers.date.parse(date_command_output)

Schema:

{
  "year":               integer,
  "month":              string,
  "month_num":          integer,
  "day":                integer,
  "weekday":            string,
  "weekday_num":        integer,
  "hour":               integer,
  "hour_24":            integer,
  "minute":             integer,
  "second":             integer,
  "period":             string,
  "timezone":           string,
  "utc_offset":         string,       # null if timezone field is not UTC
  "day_of_year":        integer,
  "week_of_year":       integer,
  "iso":                string,
  "epoch":              integer,      # naive timestamp
  "epoch_utc":          integer,      # timezone-aware timestamp. Only available if timezone field is UTC
  "timezone_aware":     boolean       # if true, all fields are correctly based on UTC
}

Examples:

$ date | jc --date -p
{
  "year": 2021,
  "month": "Mar",
  "month_num": 3,
  "day": 25,
  "weekday": "Thu",
  "weekday_num": 4,
  "hour": 2,
  "hour_24": 2,
  "minute": 2,
  "second": 26,
  "period": "AM",
  "timezone": "UTC",
  "utc_offset": "+0000",
  "day_of_year": 84,
  "week_of_year": 12,
  "iso": "2021-03-25T02:02:26+00:00",
  "epoch": 1616662946,
  "epoch_utc": 1616637746,
  "timezone_aware": true
}

info

info()

Provides parser metadata (version, author, etc.)

parse

parse(data, raw=False, quiet=False)

Main text parsing function

Parameters:

data:        (string)  text data to parse
raw:         (boolean) output preprocessed JSON if True
quiet:       (boolean) suppress warning messages if True

Returns:

Dictionary. Raw or processed structured data.

Parser Information

Compatibility: linux, darwin, freebsd

Version 2.1 by Kelly Brazil (kellyjonbrazil@gmail.com)