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This is a discussion on current time within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; i am trying to get the current time of day (calender time) Code: time_t current; ... time(current); now where would ...

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    current time

    i am trying to get the current time of day (calender time)

    Code:
    time_t current;
    ...
    time(current);
    now where would the time be stored as an ascii string. what i really wanna do is send() so i have my own timeserver.

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    Well, you probably don't want to send the date in string format. Send it/store it as a time_t (unsigned int??). But whatever, use ctime() or similar (you should browse time.h, too...). Remember, that ctime() returns a static buffer that will be overwritten in subsequent calls - be sure to copy the data immediately, and not simply store pointers to the returned strings...



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    >>now where would the time be stored as an ascii string.
    You have to ask for it by way of ctime or localtime
    Code:
    char *timestring = ctime(&current);
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    thx for the response guys... i got it

    Sebsatiani, i think u think that i am more advanced than i really am. in some time ill look back on what you said and see if i understand it. thx still.

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