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# 1  
Old 01-26-2006
Date/Time help

Does anyone know how to use Perl to return the value of the current date/time in this format:

MM/DD/YYYY HH:MI:SS AM/PM
# 2  
Old 01-26-2006
# 3  
Old 01-26-2006
Specifically, look at:
strftime("%x", localtime(time))
where "%x" can be any of the usual formats supplied to the standard `date` command.

HTH
# 4  
Old 01-26-2006
Thanks. I almost have it, but I can't get the AM/PM

Here's my code:

Code:
use Time::localtime;

my $tm = localtime(time);
printf("Dateline: %02d/%02d/%04d %02d:%02d:%02d\n",
    $tm->mon+1, $tm->mday, $tm->year+1900, $tm->hour, $tm->min, $tm->sec );

# 5  
Old 01-27-2006
Code:
use Time::localtime;

my $tm = localtime(time);
if ($tm->hour lt 12) {
$junk = "AM";
} else {
$junk = "PM";
}
printf("Dateline: %02d/%02d/%04d %02d:%02d:%02d",
    $tm->mon+1, $tm->mday, $tm->year+1900, $tm->hour, $tm->min, $tm->sec );
print " $junk\n";

Someone else can probably give something a bit cleaner (I haven't played with Perl in some time)
# 6  
Old 01-27-2006
Another possibility: download the Time::Format module from search.cpan.org. It has a flexible date time formatting language that should address most if not all formatting requirements.

Documentation:
http://search.cpan.org/~roode/Time-F...1.02/Format.pm
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