FTIME

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
BUGS
HISTORY
CONFORMING TO
SEE ALSO

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 following:

struct timeb {

time_t time;

unsigned short millitm;

short timezone;

short dstflag;

};

The structure contains the time since the epoch in seconds, up to 1000 milliseconds of more-precise interval, the local time zone (measured in minutes of time westward from Greenwich), and a flag that, if nonzero, indicates that Daylight Saving time applies locally during the appropriate part of the year.

RETURN VALUE

This function always returns 0.

BUGS

Under libc4 and libc5 the millitm field is meaningful. But 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
Under BSD 4.3, this call is obsoleted by gettimeofday(2).

SEE ALSO

time(2)