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Re^2: problem with 'strftime' on unix systems

by gellyfish (Monsignor)
on Oct 23, 2006 at 11:12 UTC ( [id://579990]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: problem with 'strftime' on unix systems
in thread problem with 'strftime' on unix systems

Probably to change the timezone at a guess.

/J\

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Re^3: problem with 'strftime' on unix systems
by davorg (Chancellor) on Oct 23, 2006 at 11:16 UTC

    But the epoch isn't effected by timezone. It's the number of seconds since 00:00 on 1st Jan 1970 GMT. I can't see how you'll ever get different answers from:

    print strftime '%s', localtime;

    and

    print time;

    Am I missing something?

    --
    <http://dave.org.uk>

    "The first rule of Perl club is you do not talk about Perl club."
    -- Chip Salzenberg

      No I don't think you are missing something, it was just the only semi-plausible reason that I could think of that someone might think they want to do that.

      /J\

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