If you have Date::Manip 5.xx installed (which is the case if you have a perl version less than 5.010), the examples are included in the Date::Manip man page. If you have Date::Manip 6.xx installed, examples are included in the Date::Manip::Examples man page, and in this directory. This directory contains two scripts which use Date::Manip to duplicate the functionality of two common unix scripts. The dm_date script duplicates the functionality of the unix 'date' command with a few differences. o It does not include the functionality to set the system date. o The date strings that can be read (using the -d or -f options) are anything that Date::Manip can parse. o The format string is any string suitable for passing to the Date::Manip::Date::printf function. The dm_zdump duplicates the functionality of the unix 'zdump' command. This should be a drop-in replacement for the zdump command except that the first two lines and the last two lines of zdump output do not contain any useful output. The dm_zdump command does not reproduce these lines.