$ct = ctime( )
Overrides the core localtime function in scalar context; returns a string with the date and time:
use Time::gmtime; $ct = ctime( ); print $ct
Then the output of the print command looks like:
Thu Apr 9 16:50:10 1998
$lt = localtime( )
Overrides the core localtime function. The Time::tm object returned has methods with the same names as the structure fields they return. That is, to return the field mon, use the mon method:
use Time::localtime; $lt = localtime( ); print $lt->mon;
The field names (and therefore the method names) are the same as the names of the fields in the tm structure in the C file time.h: sec, min, hour, mday, mon, year, wday, yday, and isdst. You can access the fields with the methods or by importing the fields into your namespace with the :FIELDS import tag and prepending tm_ to the method name (for example, $tm_mon).
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