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Posted on 2002-06-01
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A Followup to this:

http://experts-exchange.com/jsp/qManageQuestion.jsp?ta=perl&qid=20306786

The answer was:

#!/usr/bin/perl
use CGI;
use strict;

my $datafile = 'text.txt';
my $q = new CGI;
my $data = $ENV{'QUERY_STRING'};

open (FILE, ">>$datafile");
print FILE "$data\n";
close(FILE);

print <<END;
<HTML><title>one second</title></head><META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" Content=0;URL="http://www.mydomain.com"></HEAD><BODY></BODY></HTML>
END
;



Can I have the script add the date and time of the HIT right after the QUERY_STRING ? Thanks!
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yoren earned 500 total points
ID: 7049053
Sure. The key perl function is "localtime(time)". You can also use POSIX and strftime. Here are two examples.

Example 1 using localtime(time):

#!/usr/bin/perl
use CGI;
use strict;

my $datafile = 'text.txt';
my $q = new CGI;
my $data = $ENV{'QUERY_STRING'};

my($sec,$min,$hour,$mday,$mon,$year,$wday,$yday,$isdst)
    = localtime(time);

open (FILE, ">>$datafile");

printf FILE "%s\t%02d/%02d/%04d %02d:%02d:%02d\n",
       $data,$mon+1,$mday,$year+1900,$hour,$min,$sec;

close(FILE);

print <<END;
<HTML><title>one second</title></head><META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" Content=0;URL="http://www.mydomain.com"></HEAD><BODY></BODY></HTML>
END
    ;


Here's another example using POSIX to construct a time stamp similar to the one used in Apache logs:

#!/usr/bin/perl
use CGI;
use POSIX qw(strftime);
use strict;

my $datafile = 'text.txt';
my $q = new CGI;
my $data = $ENV{'QUERY_STRING'};
my $timestamp = strftime("[%e/%b/%Y:%T %z]", localtime);

open (FILE, ">>$datafile");
print FILE "$data\t$timestamp\n";
close(FILE);

print <<END;
<HTML><title>one second</title></head><META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" Content=0;URL="http://www.mydomain.com"></HEAD><BODY></BODY></HTML>
END
    ;

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by:phita
ID: 7049148
ERROR for first one:
Can't find string terminator "END" anywhere before EOF at d:\html\users\rintoncom\html\xiao\test.pl line 19.


ERROR for second one:
Can't find string terminator "END" anywhere before EOF at d:\html\users\rintoncom\html\xiao\test.pl line 15.
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by:phita
ID: 7049152
ERROR for first one:
Can't find string terminator "END" anywhere before EOF at d:\html\users\rintoncom\html\xiao\test.pl line 19.


ERROR for second one:
Can't find string terminator "END" anywhere before EOF at d:\html\users\rintoncom\html\xiao\test.pl line 15.
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by:yoren
ID: 7049167
Sounds like a copy/paste problem. Make sure there are no spaces before the "END" line, so that END is the first thing on that line.
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by:phita
ID: 7049221
Great, thanks.
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