Convert string to time

How do i convert a string to Time ?

Is there a function like "10/10/07 14:33:05".to_time ?

The reason I need to do this is because I want to use the Time() methods
such as asctime etc.

require 'time'

=> true

Time.parse '10/10/07 14:33:05'

=> Wed Oct 10 14:33:05 CDT 2007

Beware though:

Time.parse 'Ruby on Rails'

=> Thu Dec 07 23:17:56 CST 2006

marcel