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Time::localtime cpan:ELIZABETH last updated on 2018-08-04
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Time::localtime - Port of Perl 5's Time::localtime


    use Time::localtime;
    printf "Year is %d\n", localtime.year + 1900;

    $now = ctime();

    use Time::localtime;
    $date_string = ctime($file.IO.modified);


This module's default exports a `localtime` and `ctime` functions. The `localtime` function returns a "Time::localtime" object. 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 exports the functions.) Access these fields as variables named with a preceding tm_. Thus, `$group_obj.year` corresponds to `$tm_year` if you import the fields.

The `ctime` function provides a way of getting at the scalar sense of the `localtime` function in Perl 5.


Elizabeth Mattijsen <>

Source can be located at: . Comments and Pull Requests are welcome.


Copyright 2018 Elizabeth Mattijsen

Re-imagined from Perl 5 as part of the CPAN Butterfly Plan.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the Artistic License 2.0.