Wildly off-topic perl discussion

Stefan Krah stefankrah at bigfoot.com
Mon May 20 03:26:13 PDT 2002

* Rob 'Feztaa' Park <feztaa at shaw.ca> wrote:
> I've got a 14-digit number (it's a date, YYYYMMDDHHMMSS), how do you
> guys figure is the best way to split it up into separate variables? (I
> want a variable for year, month, day, hour, minute, second).

I throw in the following:

man perlfunc -> substr

A small demonstration:

perl -e '$DATESTRING = "20020510173501"; $year = substr($DATESTRING, 0, 4);
 $month = substr($DATESTRING, 4, 2); print $year," ",$month,"\n"'

Of course, Perl stole that one from awk. :)

Stefan Krah
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