There are currently three formats for expressing date/time in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). All examples represent the date, "
July 04, 2050". The time for all three formats is expressed as "
Here is the preferred, standard format1 for the Internet. This format is defined by RFC 1123 (updated from RFC 822):
# RFC 1123 Standard GMT Format
Mon, 04 Jul 2050 07:07:07 GMT
The programming language
C uses the ANSI standard format1 in its
# ANSI Standard GMT Format
Mon Jul 4 07:07:07 2050
The RFC 850 format2 is now obsolete (RFC 1036) and should not be used:
# RFC 850 Standard GMT Format [obsolete]
Monday, 04-Jul-50 07:07:07 GMT
1 Weekday abbreviations: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Month abbreviations: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
2 Weekday abbreviations: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Month abbreviations: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December