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Well, at its simplest, you can leave off the arg to localtime (and all the parens):
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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