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_GetDateInString() - find date/time in a string using a date format notation (DD Mon YYYY hh:mm)

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I am currently working on a project in which I have to find timestamps in multiple formated patterns.

The idea is to search time stamps in log files.

If successful _GetDateInString() will returns a timestamp in YYYY/MM/DD hh:mm:ss


_GetDateInString("...Process Last Run 17 JUN at 05:15...", "DD Mon at hh:mm")

will return 2014/06/17 05:15:00

Formats tested:
- DDMonYY hh:mm:ss  (matches dates like 30May14 03:59:59)
- DD Mon YYYY hh:mm   - Mon, DD YYYY hh:mm:ss   - Mon, D YYYY hh:mm:ss   - DD Mon at hh:mm
- DMonYY hh:mm:ss     - DMon hh:mm:ss           - DD/MM/YYYY hh:mm       - DD-MM-YYYY  hh:mm
- DDMMYYYY hh:mm      - DD/MM hh:mm             - MM.DD.YYYY  hh:mm      - YYYYDDMM  hh:mm
- YYYYMMDD - hh:mm    - DD.MM  hh:mm            - D/M/YYYY hh:mm         - D.M.YYYY hh:mm
- M.D.YY h:mm:ss      - M.D.YY hh:mm            - M.D.YY  hh:mm          - M.D.YYYY h:mm:ss
- M.D.YYYY  h:mm:ss   - M.D at  h:mm:ss        

and many other formats...

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