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localtime EXPR
Converts a time as returned by the time function to a 9-element array with the time analyzed for the local time zone. Typically used as follows:

    #  0    1    2     3     4    5     6     7     8
    ($sec,$min,$hour,$mday,$mon,$year,$wday,$yday,$isdst) =

All array elements are numeric, and come straight out of a struct tm. In particular this means that $mon has the range 0..11 and $wday has the range 0..6 with sunday as day 0. Also, $year is the number of years since 1900, that is, $year is 123 in year 2023.

If EXPR is omitted, uses the current time (localtime(time)).

In a scalar context, returns the ctime(3) value:

    $now_string = localtime;  # e.g., "Thu Oct 13 04:54:34 1994"

Also see the Time::Local module, and the strftime(3) and mktime(3) function available via the POSIX module.

Source: Perl builtin functions
Copyright: Larry Wall, et al.
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