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How to find if a certain time stamp is within a time period?

by dr.jekyllandme (Sexton)
on Aug 22, 2012 at 02:16 UTC ( #988923=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
dr.jekyllandme has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello, I want to figure out if a file's creation date is in between a certain range of time. For example let's say that I only want files that were created between June 1, 2011 and June 1, 2012. So far I have the time created but do not know how to proceed. Here is my code:
#!usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use File::stat; my @files= <>; # Slurp list of files given in a file in cmd line foreach( @files ) { print; chomp; my($month, $year) = ( localtime( stat($_)->ctime ) )[4,5]; $year += 1900; print "$month $year\n"; # if $month, $year are within June 2011 and June 2012 do something }
I've been Googling this but haven't gotten a straight answer or I am just confused. If anyone can nudge me in the right direction, it would be great. Thank you.

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Re: How to find if a certain is within a time period?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Aug 22, 2012 at 02:27 UTC

    Does this help?

    print scalar localtime( 1306882800 );; Wed Jun 1 00:00:00 2011 print scalar localtime( 1338505200 );; Fri Jun 1 00:00:00 2012

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Re: How to find if a certain time stamp is within a time period?
by aitap (Curate) on Aug 22, 2012 at 07:36 UTC

    One of the methods is to use Date::Parse to get the UNIX timestamps (in seconds) of the dates and compare them. Another is to use Date::Calc.

    Sorry if my advice was wrong.

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