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Re: Get day of week from current date

by rjt (Deacon)
on Jul 08, 2013 at 11:34 UTC ( #1043090=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Get day of week from current date

Use DateTime.

#!/usr/bin/env perl use 5.012; use warnings; use DateTime; my $dt = DateTime->new(year => 2002, month => 2, day => 21); say "I'm pretty sure it was a " . $dt->day_name; say "Today is " . DateTime->now()->day_name;

Output:

I'm pretty sure it was a Thursday Today is Monday

If that output is not to your liking, look at the many methods in DateTime for more options such as numeric or abbreviated weekdays.

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Re^2: Get day of week from current date
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 11, 2015 at 07:05 UTC
    Date:Calc is easy and more versatile than Date::Simple and DateTime. use Date::Calc qw(:all); print Day_of_Week($year,$month,$day);

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