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Poor Man's strftime()

by liz (Monsignor)
on Sep 09, 2003 at 14:37 UTC ( #290054=snippet: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Description: Some people need strftime() but can't use POSIX::strftime for some reason. This subroutine will handle most cases. Adapt, augment the conversion hash if you need more features.
sub strftime ($@) {
    my ($format,$second,$minute,$hour,$day,$month,$year) = @_;
    my %convert = (
     Y => $year + 1900,
     m => sprintf( '%02d',$month + 1 ),
     d => sprintf( '%02d',$day ),
     H => sprintf( '%02d',$hour ),
     M => sprintf( '%02d',$minute ),
     S => sprintf( '%02d',$second ),
    $format =~ s#%(.)#$convert{$1}#sg;

print strftime( '%Y%m%d.%H%M%S', localtime() );
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Re: Poor Man's strftime()
by Juerd (Abbot) on Sep 09, 2003 at 16:12 UTC
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