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Table of Contents
Select from the following table of contents to jump to a specific area within this README file. This is a HTML version of the README file distributed with TextClock.
Copyright and Header
TextClockVersion 1.0.2
Copyright 1996-2002 Matt Wrightmattw@scriptarchive.com
Created 07/15/96Last Modified 07/15/96
Matt's Script Archive, Inc.:http://www.scriptarchive.com/

If you run into any problems while trying to configure this scripts, help is available. The steps you should take to get the fastest results, are:
      1) Read this file thoroughly.
      2) Consult the Matt's Script Archive Frequently Asked Questions:
          http://www.scriptarchive.com/faq/
      3) If you are still having difficulty installing this script,
          you may wish to look at the resources listed here:
          http://www.scriptarchive.com/help/

Hopefully that will be able to help you solve your problems. Due to time constraints I can no longer offer technical support for this code.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE:
Copyright 1995 - 2002 Matthew M. Wright All Rights Reserved.

TextClock may be used and modified free of charge by anyone so long as this copyright notice and the comments above remain intact. By using this code you agree to indemnify Matthew M. Wright from any liability that might arise from its use.

Selling the code for this program without prior written consent is expressly forbidden. In other words, please ask first before you try and make money off of my program.

Obtain permission before redistributing this software over the Internet or in any other medium. In all cases copyright and header must remain intact.
Overview
TextClock is a Perl CGI script which is meant to be run from Server Side Includes. For more information on Server Side Includes, check out the FAQ at the URL mentioned above. When this script is implemented, it can be used to show browsers several variations of the current time and/or date.

There are two files included with this script:

1. README - This file; includes detailed installation instructions.
2. textclock.pl - The Perl script which generates the headers and sends the current time and/or date to your user.

Should you encounter any problems running this script, such as Method Not Implemented, try changing the name of the program to nph-textclock.cgi, as some servers require the use of .cgi extensions. Otherwise, this script must be placed in your cgi-bin. There are several variables which must be edited in the textclock.pl script.
textclock.pl
There are up to nine variables in the textclock.pl script, however if you wish to receive the default display, you need not edit any of them. You can mix and match all of these options and see which kind of clock you like the best. You can get the clock to display only the day of the week, only the date, only the time, everything or make up your own combination!
 
$Display_Week_Day = '1';
If this option is set to '1', the day of the week will be displayed; Possible Values: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Setting this option to '0' will suppress the printing of the Day of the Week.

$Display_Month = '1';
If this option is set to '1', the month will be printed. Possible values include: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December. If this option is set to '0', the month will not be displayed.

$Display_Month_Day = '1';
If this option is set to '1', the day of the month is displayed, containing a value from 01 - 31. Setting this to '0' will hide the Day of the Month.

$Display_Year = '1';
If this option is set to '1', the four digit year is displayed, and it can be hidden by setting this to '0'.

$Display_Time = '1';
If this option is set to '1', a twenty four hour clock is displayed. Otherwise, if it is set to '0', it is supressed.

$Display_Time_Zone = '1';
Setting this to '1' allows users to your site to know what time zone the date is being displayed from. If it is set to '1', the script will determine if it is Daylight Savings or not. If so, it uses $Daylight_Time_Zone as the Time Zone to display. Otherwise it uses $Standard_Time_Zone.

$Standard_Time_Zone = 'EST';
$Daylight_Time_Zone = 'EDT';
These are the names of your Time Zones. The ones shown above represent Eastern Coast Time Zones. Other ones in the US include Central Time (CST/CDT), Mountain Time (MST/MDT) and Pacific Coast Time (PST/PDT).

$Display_Link = '1';
Wanna be generous and offer visitors a link to my site where they can download this script? If so, leave this set to '1' and the displayed date will be linked to my web site. Otherwise, set it to '0'.
How To Call This Script From Your Web Page
Calling this script from a web page is fairly simple. You just use a standard Server Side Include call, such as:

   <!--#exec cgi="/url/path/to/textclock.cgi"-->
History
Version 1.0.2 07/15/96 - Missing ' after Day of the Week Fixed.
Version 1.0.1 07/15/96 - Minor Day of the Week Problem Fixed.
Version 1.0 07/15/95 - First Version Released.

 

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