perl sprintf YYYYMMDD sample

The sprintf function in Perl can be used to format a date string in the format YYYYMMDD. Here's an example:

use strict;
use warnings;

my ($year, $month, $day) = (2023, 11, 30);
my $date_string = sprintf("%04d%02d%02d", $year, $month, $day);

print $date_string;

This code snippet uses the sprintf function to format the date components (year, month, and day) into a string with the desired format (YYYYMMDD). The %04d specifies that the year should be represented as a four-digit number with leading zeros if necessary. The %02d specifies that the month and day should be represented as two-digit numbers with leading zeros if necessary.

The resulting $date_string variable will contain the formatted date string "20231130". You can modify the values of $year, $month, and $day to get the desired date.

I hope this helps!