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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for ftime (redhat section 3)

FTIME(3)			    Linux Programmer's Manual				 FTIME(3)

NAME
       ftime - return date and time

SYNOPSIS
       #include <sys/timeb.h>

       int ftime(struct timeb *tp);

DESCRIPTION
       Return current date and time in tp, which is declared as follows:

		 struct timeb {
		      time_t   time;
		      unsigned short millitm;
		      short    timezone;
		      short    dstflag;
		 };

       Here  time is the number of seconds since the epoch, millitm is the number of milliseconds
       since time seconds since the epoch, timezone is the local time zone measured in minutes of
       time  west  of  Greenwich, and dstflag is a flag that, if nonzero, indicates that Daylight
       Saving time applies locally during the appropriate part of the year.

       These days the contents of the timezone and dstflag fields are undefined.

RETURN VALUE
       This function always returns 0.

BUGS
       This function is obsolete. Don't use it. If the time in seconds suffices, time(2)  can  be
       used;  gettimeofday(2)  gives  microseconds; clock_gettime(3) gives nanoseconds but is not
       yet widely available.

       Under libc4 and libc5 the millitm field is meaningful.  But  early  glibc2  is  buggy  and
       returns 0 there; glibc 2.1.1 is correct again.

HISTORY
       The ftime() function appeared in 4.2BSD.

CONFORMING TO
       BSD 4.2, POSIX 1003.1-2001.

SEE ALSO
       gettimeofday(2), time(2)

Linux					    2001-12-14					 FTIME(3)


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