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time

See the current Perl documentation for time.

Here is our local, out-dated (pre-5.6) version:


time - return number of seconds since 1970



time



Returns the number of non-leap seconds since whatever time the system considers to be the epoch (that's 00:00:00, January 1, 1904 for MacOS, and 00:00:00 UTC, January 1, 1970 for most other systems). Suitable for feeding to gmtime() and localtime().