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Why is my script giving the year as 19100?

by setantae (Scribe)
on Jan 28, 2000 at 05:33 UTC ( #2547=categorized question: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Contributed by setantae on Jan 28, 2000 at 05:33 UTC
Q&A  > dates and times

Answer: Why is my script giving the year as 19100?
contributed by heezy

As mentioned above, the value returned is the number of years since 1900. To find the 'real' year you need to add 1900 to the year returned by localtime.

($sec,$min,$hour,$mday,$mon,$year,$wday,$yday,$isdst) = localtime(ti +me); $year = $year + 1900;

Hope that helps



Answer: Why is my script giving the year as 19100?
contributed by setantae

Because you're concatenating the result you got from localtime() with 19.
localtime() returns the number of years since 1900, which is 100 at the moment.
(Well, yeah, it returns a load of other stuff too, but I'll get to that another time).

See the perlfunc:localtime node.

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