|TextClock is a Perl CGI script which is meant to be run from Server Side Includes. When this script is implemented, it can be used to show browsers several variations of the current time and/or date. A C++ Version of this script is also available. There are several downloading options available below and more information on this script can be found in the Readme file.
|The Readme files at Matt's Script Archive contain detailed installation, configuration and usage instructions that will take you step by step from putting the scripts on your system to using them in your web pages. You should read these through and keep them by you when setting up or installing any MSA script. It is probably not a bad idea to print them out. Each compressed script package contains a plain text version of the Readme file, however the links below will take you to their HTML counterparts.
Readme Files: TextClock:
- Copyright and Header
- How To Call This Script From Your Web Page
|TextClock can be downloaded in several different formats, or you can even have it mailed to you as a uuencoded file. Click on one of the links below to the appropriately compressed file and download options will appear.
|TextClock file format: .zip (3.3kb), .tar.gz (4.0kb), .tar (20.5kb)
|The above distributions contain the following files you may wish to view:
textclock.pl - This is the perl script which displays the current time.
README - Includes installation instructions and a detailed description of use.
|Several scripts at Matt's Script Archive lend themselves well to local working demonstrations. TextClock is one of these and the working demo is shown below.
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|The Frequently Asked Questions Archive at MSA is the easiest and fastest way to get help. It contains a list of the most commonly asked questions as well as their answers. Check these out before you seek other means of help, as your question may be answered here already.
Frequently Asked Questions: TextClock:
1. What are Server Side Includes?
|The following is a drop-in replacement for TextClock that has been developed by a project called nms. We have also supplied info about their goals and modifications.
|nms Text Clock file format: .zip (4.4kb), .tar.gz (3.3kb)