time command on NT server

When I request the time

$t1 = time;
print $t1;
I get a number like  902976430
What does this mean?  It appears to be in seconds, but from where?
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BiffoConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Anyways, to answer your question, your sample is returning
the number of non-leap seconds since 00:00:00.


perldoc -f time

Should be number of seconds since the first second of 1970 (I think that's the case on NT...)

You might rather deal with localtime or gmtime

donb1Author Commented:
That was not an answer to my question!
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#it sounded like an answer to me.
#Perhaps you should clarify your question.

print scalar gmtime 902976430;
#will tell you what it means

print scalar gmtime 0;
#will tell you where the count is starting from
Why don't you just get the time from the $ENV, lot easier :)

donb1Author Commented:
OK - what happens to the number in about 3 years when the number gets to a billion?  does it show up as 000000000 or 1000000000?  Is this another y2k +  bug?
I'm not sure what makes Biffo's answer acceptable while b2pi's wansn't.
I must still not be understanding the question.

But to can see what happens in about 3 years
 print scalar localtime time+3.1*365*24*60*60;
donb1Author Commented:
I probably goofed in rejecting b2pi's answer.  His "I think" threw me off, I guess and also the rather answers.  His answer was OK, just my misunderstanding of it.  Guess there is no way to undo the thing.
I'm sure in the future I'll try to downplay my use of the English language.
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