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Re: create file with current date for name

by dvergin (Monsignor)
on Aug 07, 2001 at 20:11 UTC ( #102834=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to create file with current date for name

In your second attempt you should use 'sprintf'.

As it is, you are setting $ymd to the value returned from actually printing (using printf). So printf actually prints the desired value. Then '1' (success) is assigned to $ymd. Then that '1' is printed by the line: print "$ymd";

This also explains the result of '1.summary' in your final trace print.

If you say

  my $ymd = sprintf("%04d%02d%02d",$year+1900,$mon+1,$mday);

you should be fine.

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[stevieb]: Marshall: no. I commented on the thread yesterday. Visual Studio updates the tags ok, but corrupts the exe
[stevieb]: I advised the OP that a possible workaround would be to add a version function/flag that displays the required copyright/license info instead
[Marshall]: Darn! I'll look at the thread. Must not be updatinga byte count somewhere. The .exe format is a complex critter.
[stevieb]: that way, it's still "hard coded" into the exe at least, despite not being visible via Properties
[Marshall]: I also looked into PerlApp from Active State, but they don't sell their Dev Kit independent of a very expensive ($1,200) per year license anymore.
[Corion]: I would assume that the PE format hasn't changed that much since the days of yore, but it seems that I would be wrong in that assumption
[Marshall]: When I bought my copy 15+ years ago, it was just a couple hundred bucks.
[Marshall]: I looked at MS specs for PE format and I didn't see any changes in last decade, but evidenly that would be wrong.

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