CGI Get current day of the week

Is there a quick way to get today's day of the week?  Getting the numeric representation would be best.

Thanks in advance.
kkbenjAsked:
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TintinCommented:
use POSIX 'strftime';
my $day = strftime '%w',localtime;
print "day=$day\n";

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kkbenjAuthor Commented:
I have to check which modules are installed.  I will know tomorrow and test then.  Thanks for your quick response.
ozoCommented:
$day=qw(Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat)[(localtime)[6]];
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TintinCommented:
The POSIX module is a core Perl module and should be included in all Perl distributions.

or following on from ozo's suggestion.

my $day = (localtime)[6];
$day++;

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ozoCommented:
the numeric representation is (localtime)[6]
TintinCommented:
Well, it does depend on whether you consider Sunday or Monday the first day of the week.
ozoCommented:
or the 0th day
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