ftime (3p) - Linux Man Pages
ftime: get date and time (LEGACY)
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ftime - get date and time (LEGACY)
The ftime() function shall set the time and millitm members of the timeb structure pointed to by tp to contain the seconds and milliseconds portions, respectively, of the current time in seconds since the Epoch. The contents of the timezone and dstflag members of tp after a call to ftime() are unspecified.
No errors are defined.
Getting the Current Time and Date
The following example shows how to get the current system time values using the ftime() function. The timeb structure pointed to by tp is filled with the current system time values for time and millitm.
#include <sys/timeb.h> struct timeb tp; int status; ... status = ftime(&tp);
For applications portability, the time() function should be used to determine the current time instead of ftime(). Realtime applications should use clock_gettime() to determine the current time instead of ftime().
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