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Time::localtime(3Perl Programmers Reference GuTime::localtime(3p)

       Time::localtime - by-name interface to Perl's built-in
       localtime() function

        use Time::localtime;
        printf "Year is %d\n", localtime->year() + 1900;

        $now = ctime();

        use Time::localtime;
        use File::stat;
        $date_string = ctime(stat($file)->mtime);

       This module's default exports override the core local-
       time() function, replacing it with a version that returns
       "Time::tm" objects.  This object has methods that return
       the similarly named structure field name from the C's tm
       structure from time.h; namely sec, min, hour, mday, mon,
       year, wday, yday, and isdst.

       You may also import all the structure fields directly into
       your namespace as regular variables using the :FIELDS
       import tag.  (Note that this still overrides your core
       functions.)  Access these fields as variables named with a
       preceding "tm_" in front their method names.  Thus,
       "$tm_obj->mday()" corresponds to $tm_mday if you import
       the fields.

       The ctime() function provides a way of getting at the
       scalar sense of the original CORE::localtime() function.

       To access this functionality without the core overrides,
       pass the "use" an empty import list, and then access func-
       tion functions with their full qualified names.  On the
       other hand, the built-ins are still available via the
       "CORE::" pseudo-package.

       While this class is currently implemented using the
       Class::Struct module to build a struct-like class, you
       shouldn't rely upon this.

       Tom Christiansen

perl v5.8.5                 2002-11-06                          1