Time::gmtime - by-name interface to Perl's built-in
use Time::gmtime; $gm = gmtime(); printf "The day in Greenwich is %s\n", (qw(Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun))[ gm->wday() ];
use Time::gmtime w(:FIELDS; printf "The day in Greenwich is %s\n", (qw(Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun))[ gm_wday() ];
$now = gmctime();
use Time::gmtime; use File::stat; $date_string = gmctime(stat($file)->mtime);
This module's default exports override the core
gmtime() 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.
gmctime() funtion provides a
way of getting at the scalar sense of the original CORE::gmtime() function.
To access this functionality without the core overrides, pass the use an empty import list, and then access function functions with their full
qualified names. On the other hand, the built-ins are still available via
While this class is currently implemented using the Class::Struct module to build a struct-like class, you shouldn't rely upon this.
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