perl script date/time help needed in a major way

Posted on 2003-02-24
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2006-11-17
I have a script called tester.pl. I need a parameter created that is yearmonthdayhourminutesecond. I then need to use that parameter in the script to name a field and also to name the file as it is saved. I have asked this question in another EE section, but I am not getting very far. Any and all help is truely welcome as time is running out. Here is the tester.pl:

NOTE: The $currdate parameter at the end of the script is what I need to list out as yearmonthdayhourminutesecond.


use CGI;
use CGI::Carp qw(fatalsToBrowser);

my $q = new CGI;
print $q->header;
my %param = $q->Vars;

my $template = <<"EOF";
<title>cpconfig.com KB: $param{issue}</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#000000" link="#FF0000" vlink="#FF0000" alink="#FF
<table width="600" border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
    <td width="600" height="550" valign="top">
      <div align="center">
        <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="4" color=
        </font><font face="Fixedsys" size="6" color="#000000">cpconfig</font></b
      <div align="center">
        <b><font face="Fixedsys" size="2">KnowledgeBase</font></b></div>
        <div align="center">
          <font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2" color="#99
          <a href="#">cpconfig forum</a> | <a href="#">Home</a>
          | <a href="#">Documentation</a> |
          <a href="#">FAQ</a> | <a href="#">Links</a> | <a href="#">KB Help</a>
|</font><div align="left">
<b><font face="Verdana" size="2">KBID</font></b>: </P>$currdate</font></P>

            <font face="Verdana" size="2"><b>Issue:</b></font>
<p><font face="Verdana" size="2">$param{issue}</font></P>
            <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><b>Version:</b></font></P>
<p><font face="Verdana" size="2">$param{version}</font></P>
            <font face="Verdana" size="2"><b>Platform:</b></font>
<p><font face="Verdana" size="2">$param{platform}</font></P>
            <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><b>Abstract:</b></font></P>
<p><font face="Verdana" size="2">$param{abstract}</font></P>
            <font face="Verdana" size="2"><b>Solution:</b></font>
<p><font face="Verdana" size="2">$param{solution}</font></P>
            <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><b>Links/Sources:</b></font></P>
<p><font face="Verdana" size="2">$param{links}</font></P>
            <font face="Verdana" size="2"><b>Submitted By:</b></font>
<p><font face="Verdana" size="2">$param{submitted}</font></P>
            <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#999999
" size="1"><i>
            DISCLAIMER: The
            following information is believed to be accurate. If you find
            anything wrong with any of the documentation, please e-mail us at
            <a href="mailto:docs\@cpconfig.com?subject=KnowledgeBase problems">k
b\@cpconfig.com</a> and let us know. We take no responsibility for
            the accuracy or completeness of the documentation here. As always,
            please test everything in a lab environment and not in production.</

open (FILE, ">/usr/local/apache/htdocs/knowledgebase/$currdate.html")  or die "C
an not open $currdate.html $!\n";
print FILE $template;
close (FILE);

print "<h1>Created File</h1>";
Question by:jovato
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$currdate = sprintf("%04d%02d%02d%02d%02d%02d",

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thanks again

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