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8.226. Time::localtime

Replaces Perl's core localtime function with a version that returns Time::tm objects. Exports two functions.


$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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