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I have a datetime object in Perl from MySQL database.  I want to Add x hours on this time and remove the minute and second part.  How can I do this in Perl?  Thanks.
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use DateTime;

  $dt = DateTime->new(
      year       => 1964,
      month      => 10,
      day        => 16,
      hour       => 16,
      minute     => 12,
      second     => 47,
      nanosecond => 500000000,
      time_zone  => 'Asia/Taipei',
  );

$dt->add(hours => 5)->subtract(minutes => 12)->subtract(seconds => 15);

More details:
http://search.cpan.org/~drolsky/DateTime-0.74/lib/DateTime.pm
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Thanks.

Also how can I get the Minutes and Seconds of a datetime object?
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$dt->minute()
$dt->second()
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Thanks.
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