Characteristics of this binary (from libperl):
Locally applied patches:
ActivePerl Build 519
Built under MSWin32
Compiled at Aug 12 1999 09:50:30
Rob Van den Broeck
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All array elements are numeric, and come straight out of a struct tm. In
particular this means that C<$mon> has the range C<0..11> and C<$wday> has
the range C<0..6> with sunday as day C<0>. Also, C<$year> is the number
of years since 1900, that is, C<$year> is C<123> in year 2023, and I<not>
simply the last two digits of the year.
If EXPR is omitted, uses the current time (C<localtime(time)>).
In scalar context, returns the ctime(3) value:
$now_string = localtime; # e.g., "Thu Oct 13 04:54:34 1994"
This scalar value is B<not> locale dependent, see L<perllocale>, but
instead a Perl builtin. Also see the C<Time::Local> module, and the
strftime(3) and mktime(3) function available via the POSIX module. To get
somewhat similar but locale dependent date strings, set up your locale
environment variables appropriately (please see L<perllocale>) and try for