Ok, so first let's see how a module would make this really simple.
perl -we 'use Date::Manip;
$input = "200604131145";
$output = UnixDate(DateCalc(ParseDate($input), "15 minutes"), "%Q%H%M"
Now if you are not allowed to use modules, you may still be able to copy the source of the Date::Manip module (surrounded by braces) to your perl script, or even copy only the relevant parts (I did that once on an online competition with a C library).
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