Perl time Function

Advertisements


Description

This function returns the number of seconds since the epoch (00:00:00 UTC, January 1, 1970, for most systems; 00:00:00, January 1, 1904, for Mac OS). Suitable for feeding to gmtime and localtime.

Syntax

Following is the simple syntax for this function:

time

Return Value

This function returns integer, seconds since epoch.

Example

Following is the example code showing its basic usage:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w

@weekday = ("Sun", "Mon", "Tue", "Wed", "Thu", "Fri", "Sat");

$retval = time();

print "Return time is $retval\n";
$local_time = gmtime( $retval);

print "Local time = $local_time\n";
($sec,$min,$hour,$mday,$mon,$year,$wday,$yday,$isdst) = gmtime(time);
$year = $year + 1900;
$mon += 1;
print "Formated time = $mday/$mon/$year $hour:$min:$sec $weekday[$wday]\n";

When above code is executed, it produced following result

Return time is 1176831539
Local time = Tue Apr 17 17:38:59 2007
Formated time = 17/4/2007 17:38:59 Tue


Advertisements
Advertisements