localtime - convert UNIX time into record or string using local time


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:

    ($sec,$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 and $year is year-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 value:

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

Also see the Time::Local module, and the strftime function available via the POSIX module.