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Including "date" in cgi file(perl)

Last Modified: 2013-11-18
In my test.pl file I have included "date" variable:

print "$mydate\n";

But while I run test.pl from MS/DOS, the perl program outputs today's date after i "enter twice" after typing test.pl !!
Also when I include the above two lines in my .cgi script(perl), today's date does not show up!

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