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useing date or other time style utility to get milliseconds.

hello everyone. im sure someone has run into the problem of timestamping files and end up haveing 2 files with the same name thus over writeing one of them.

In my application i am trying to get a timestamp w/ milliseconds but i am haveing no luck and finding an answer in the man pages.

I know i can use the random number to get a uniq filename but i am trying to stay away from that.

any help would be much appriacted.

i couldnt find anything in the date or strftime man pages.
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Nope, never had that problem. Too bad you aren't using VMS - it can do what you are looking for. But, since we aren't here to go back and forth (I actually like UNIX better than VMS) about OS's, this post may help you out. Check the link in it that Perderabo put in.

Sleep for milliseconds (may help you with files)
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This thread shows the C code for displaying time in microseconds. I think that might be more useful than sleeping would be.

And I agree that this is one area where Unix is showing its age. Unix keeps almost all of its timestamps in seconds. And these days, a second is a long time.
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thank you for the quick responses for something i should have searched for.

stupid me.

i asked another question about the code in the orignal thread.

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