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# date

Posted on 2005-03-15
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when i retrieve from database, the date is : 1104451200000

\$time  = "1104451200000";  ###### this is 12:31:2004
my @lt = localtime(\$time/1000);
my (\$year,\$month,\$day,\$hour,\$minute,\$second) = (\$lt[5]+1900,\$lt[4]+1,\$lt[3]+1,\$lt[2],\$lt[1],\$lt[0]);
print "        \$month:\$day:\$year \n";   #### this gives me  12:20:2004...... 1 day less

i get 1 day less:

ex) if the date in databse is         12:31:2004
what i get is  12:30:2004

any ideas????

Rahul
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Question by:shahrahulb
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Kim Ryan earned 750 total points
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It could be where you say \$lt[3]+1 . The day range will be from 1..31, not 0..30 so no need to add 1 like for month
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use POSIX 'strftime';
\$time = 1104451200000;
print strftime "%m:%d:%Y\n", localtime(\$time/1000);

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i found the solution :
instaed of my @lt = localtime(\$time/1000);  it should be my @lt = gmtime(\$time/1000);
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My solution works also, and I think it is a lot neater.
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I agree, although it may depend on the difference beween localtime and gmtime, and exactly when you want the day to change.
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can someone please close this question as i got the solution on my own....
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I don't think your solution works on the last day of the month.
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