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Answer: How do I incorporate a timestamp into a file name?

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Q&A > dates and times > How do I incorporate a timestamp into a file name? - Answer contributed by bikeNomad

The easiest way to do it (assuming you don't need to have humans interpret it) is to just use the numeric return value from time():

my $filename = $directory . '/' . time() . '.ext';
Otherwise, you can put together the various numbers from localtime:

my @lt = localtime(time); my $filename = sprintf "%s/%04d%02d%02d%02d%02d%02d", $directory, $lt[ +5]+1900, $lt[4]+1, @lt[3,2,1,0];

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