_ftime

Visual Studio 6.0

Gets the current time.

void _ftime( struct _timeb *timeptr );

Function Required Header Compatibility
_ftime <sys/types.h> and <sys/timeb.h> Win 95, Win NT

For additional compatibility information, see Compatibility in the Introduction.

Libraries

LIBC.LIB Single thread static library, retail version
LIBCMT.LIB Multithread static library, retail version
MSVCRT.LIB Import library for MSVCRT.DLL, retail version

Return Value

_ftime does not return a value, but fills in the fields of the structure pointed to by timeptr.

Parameter

timeptr

Pointer to _timeb structure

Remarks

The _ftime function gets the current local time and stores it in the structure pointed to by timeptr. The _timeb structure is defined in SYS\TIMEB.H. It contains four fields:

dstflag

Nonzero if daylight savings time is currently in effect for the local time zone. (See _tzset for an explanation of how daylight savings time is determined.)

millitm

Fraction of a second in milliseconds.

time

Time in seconds since midnight (00:00:00), January 1, 1970, coordinated universal time (UTC).

timezone

Difference in minutes, moving westward, between UTC and local time. The value of timezone is set from the value of the global variable _timezone (see _tzset).

Example

/* FTIME.C: This program uses _ftime to obtain the current
 * time and then stores this time in timebuffer.
 */

#include <stdio.h>
#include <sys/timeb.h>
#include <time.h>

void main( void )
{
   struct _timeb timebuffer;
   char *timeline;

   _ftime( &timebuffer );
   timeline = ctime( & ( timebuffer.time ) );

   printf( "The time is %.19s.%hu %s", timeline, timebuffer.millitm, &timeline[20] );
}

Output

The time is Tue Mar 21 15:26:41.341 1995

Time Management Routines

See Also   asctime, ctime, gmtime, localtime, time

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