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Is there a way of storing 600 in a scalar as 0600 (24 hour clock style)?

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Contributed by Anonymous Monk on Aug 15, 2000 at 17:25 UTC
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Answer: Is there a way of storing 600 in a scalar as 0600 (24 hour clock style)?
contributed by nardo

sprintf('%04d', 600);

Answer: Is there a way of storing 600 in a scalar as 0600 (24 hour clock style)?
contributed by davorg

$time = '0600';
Answer: Is there a way of storing 600 in a scalar as 0600 (24 hour clock style)?
contributed by tenatious

The above answers are adequate, but I'd like to add that all you have to do is treat the 600 like a string instead of a number. So if you wanted to make a "24 hour" variable, all you'd have to do is something like;

$time = 600; ($time = "0".$time) if ($time < 1000);

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