Day of the week

Hello everybody,

is there a possibility to find out the day of the week out of the date?
I sopose there should be a perl function for this. Am I right? I
searched mailing lists but I didn’t find any information there.

Thanks in advance for any help,
Tom.

Tomáš Sára wrote:

Hello everybody,

is there a possibility to find out the day of the week out of the date?
I sopose there should be a perl function for this. Am I right? I
searched mailing lists but I didn’t find any information there.

Thanks in advance for any help,

% perl -MPOSIX -le 'print strftime “%A”, localtime;'
Friday

Cheers,

Matthew

Dr Matthew Seaman The Bunker, Ash Radar Station
PGP: 0x60AE908C on servers Marshborough Rd
Tel: +44 1304 814890 Sandwich
Fax: +44 1304 814899 Kent, CT13 0PL, UK

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Thanks for your answer. What you wrote works fine in shell. I need to do
this in scrip. Is there any possibility?

Thanks a lot for any comments,
Tom.

Matthew Seaman napsal(a):

Unfortunatelly even this does not work. I got this error "Scrip 83
Commit failed: syntax error at (eval 2172) line 26, near “strftime “%A””
(/opt/rt3/bin/…/lib/RT/Action/UserDefined.pm:80).

Any suggestions.

Thanks, Tom.

Marouane Himdi napsal(a):

Sorry
my $dayOfWeek = POSIX::strftime ("%A", localtime );
$RT::Logger->debug("Day of Week is : $dayOfWeek ");

Works for me

Dr Marouane HIMDI

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Unfortunatelly even this does not work. I got this error "Scrip 83
Commit failed: syntax error at (eval 2172) line 26, near “strftime “%A””
(/opt/rt3/bin/…/lib/RT/Action/UserDefined.pm:80).

Any suggestions.

Thanks, Tom.

Marouane Himdi napsal(a):

i think this should work

my $dayOfWeek = strftime “%A”, localtime;

Dr Marouane HIMDI

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Objet: Re: [rt-users] Day of the week

Thanks for your answer. What you wrote works fine in shell. I need to
do this in scrip. Is there any possibility?

Thanks a lot for any comments,
Tom.

Matthew Seaman napsal(a):

Tomáš Sára wrote:

Hello everybody,

is there a possibility to find out the day of the week out of the
date? I sopose there should be a perl function for this. Am I right?
I searched mailing lists but I didn’t find any information there.

Thanks in advance for any help,
% perl -MPOSIX -le 'print strftime “%A”, localtime;'
Friday

Cheers,

Matthew


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This shows no errors but instead of writing the day of the week into log
file it writes “0”. I’m not sure what “localtime” is. Is it the variable
containing the local time? Something like:
my $localtime = my $now = RT::Date->new($RT::SystemUser);
$now->SetToNow;
Or should I write there just “localhost”? None of this seem to work.

Do you have any ideas what to do?
Thank a lot,
Tom.

Marouane Himdi napsal(a):

Tomáš Sára wrote:

This shows no errors but instead of writing the day of the week into log
file it writes “0”. I’m not sure what “localtime” is. Is it the variable
containing the local time? Something like:
my $localtime = my $now = RT::Date->new($RT::SystemUser);
$now->SetToNow;
Or should I write there just “localhost”? None of this seem to work.

localtime() is a standard perl function that returns the time according to
the local timezone broken down into an array of fields: sec, min, hour,
day etc. See: ‘perldoc -f localtime’ for the full story. There’s also
gmtime() which produces the UTC time in the same format.

Either of those two functions takes an optional argument which is a
timestamp expressed as ‘seconds since the epoch’ a.k.a. unix time –
without an argument they default to the current time.

If you just want to get a timestamp on your log records, then there’s
potentially a much simpler method you could use. Instead of logging
to a file, just use the Unix syslog instead: that will automatically
tag each line with a timestamp. Something like:

Set($LogToSyslog , ‘debug’);

(although this seems to be the default already).

Cheers,

Matthew

Dr Matthew Seaman The Bunker, Ash Radar Station
PGP: 0x60AE908C on servers Marshborough Rd
Tel: +44 1304 814890 Sandwich
Fax: +44 1304 814899 Kent, CT13 0PL, UK

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This might be what you’re looking for:
http://search.cpan.org/~stbey/Date-Calc-5.4/Calc.pod

Thank you,
Micah Gersten
onShore Networks
Internal Developer

Tomáš Sára wrote:

Thank you everybody for your help. This:

my $dayOfWeek = POSIX::strftime ("%A", localtime );
$RT::Logger->debug("Day of Week is : $dayOfWeek ");

works fine. I had a stupid error there,
Tom.

Micah Gersten napsal(a):