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Well, at its simplest, you can leave off the arg to localtime (and all the parens):
print scalar localtime, "\n";
Update: Well, several have found this post downvotable, but nobody has explained why. It's not incorrect. It offers an improvement over the post to which it is a reply (and which, inexplicably, has been significantly upvoted by comparison).

You're not going to change its placement by downvoting it; it's attached to its parent, and it's the only response.

In the helpful spirit of PerlMonks, could someone offer some reason that this post would be a negative vote magnet?


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In reply to Re: Answer: How can I format the output of localtime? by Roy Johnson
in thread How can I format the output of localtime? by Anonymous Monk

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