in reply to How can I format the output of localtime?

at it's simplest:

print scalar(localtime(time)),"\n";

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Re: Answer: How can I format the output of localtime?
by Roy Johnson (Monsignor) on Feb 09, 2004 at 22:00 UTC
    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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      Who knows. FWIW, I like your solution better than the parent.

      Is there some unspoken rule about golfing in the Q&A section?