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Is there a shorter way to create a german time string?

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Contributed by neophyte on Sep 26, 2000 at 14:41 UTC
Q&A  > dates and times


This is the code I have been using for a while:
sub zeit { my $wtag = ("Sonntag", "Montag", "Dienstag", "Mittwoch", "Donnerstag", + "Freitag", "Samstag")[(localtime)[6]]; my $mtag = sprintf("%02d", (localtime)[3]); my $monat = ("Januar"," Februar", "Maerz", "April"," Mai", "Juni", "Ju +li", "August", "September", "Oktober", "November", "Dezember")[(local +time)[4]]; my $jahr = (localtime)[5] + 1900; my $stunde = sprintf("%02d", (localtime)[2]); my $min = sprintf("%02d", (localtime)[1]); my $zeit = "$wtag, den $mtag\. $monat $jahr um $stunde\:$min Uhr"; return $zeit; }

It works fine for me, but I just wondered.

Answer: Is there a shorter way to create a german time string?
contributed by t0mas

How about:

use Date::Manip; $ENV{TZ}="CET"; &Date_Init( "Language=German" ); print &UnixDate( "heute", "%A, den %m. %B %Y um %H:%M Uhr" );
/brother t0mas
Answer: Is there a shorter way to create a german time string?
contributed by Fastolfe

If you're familiar with POSIX's strftime function, you can use Perl's locale features to modify strftime's behavior, depending upon the current locale.

use POSIX qw(locale_h setlocale strftime); setlocale(LC_TIME, "de"); $de_time = strftime(...);

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