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Re: Time

by chipmunk (Parson)
on Dec 03, 2001 at 09:02 UTC ( #129037=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Converting date to epoch time

It looks like you want to use the Time::Local module, which provides timelocal and timegm methods that convert a date and time back into seconds since the epoch. This module is part of the standard distribution.

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Re: Re: Time
by kevyt (Scribe) on Dec 03, 2001 at 09:22 UTC
    Thanks Chipmunk. I tried:
    use Time::local; $fmt = 1; $sec =2 ; $min =3; $hours =4; $mday = 6; $dmon =5; $mon =6; $year =7; $wkday =8; $Yearday =9; $DST = 10; # use POSIX qw(strftime); print timelocal($sec,$min,$hours,$mday,$mon,$year);
    This also does not work. Am I doing something stupid? Kev
      The name of the module is Time::Local, with the T and the L uppercase. Case is significant in module names. Fix that, and the code should work. You can test it with localtime:
      #!perl -l use Time::Local; $sec = 1; $min = 2; $hours = 3; $mday = 4; $mon = 5; $year = 6; print $time = timelocal($sec,$min,$hours,$mday,$mon,$year); print scalar localtime $time;
      Which prints out:
      1149404521 Sun Jun 4 03:02:01 2006
      timelocal does some guessing on the year; it figured that 6 meant 2006. Also remember that the month starts at 0, so 5 is June.
        chipmunk, Thank you very much. Kev
      Just a tip: for future reference, "does not work" generally "does not help." chipmunk spotted the problem right away, but that may not be as easy in the future without an actual error message or a description of the problem. Glad to see you got your question answered, though.

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