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thanks for your input into the "time" question
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You're welcome.
I'm not sure if your question was completely answered,
If we consider 1971-11-03 to be the date of unix inception
http://www.de.freebsd.org/de/ftp/unix-stammbaum
Then you can find the local number of days since then with

use Time::Local;
$epoch=timelocal(0,0,0,3,11-1,1971-1900);
print int(((time)-$epoch)/86400);

#But to account for possible daylight savings time shifts,
#whether on the current day, the epoch day, or between,
#you may need something like:
$epochnoon=timelocal(0,0,12,3,11-1,1971-1900);
print int(((time+(12-(localtime)[2])*3600)-$epochnoon+43200)/86400)
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