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    System Time

    Hi

    I am going to be programming a database that will have events set up on specific days. If its a cetain number of days prior to the event, certain actions cannot be performed.

    Is there any way I can get the system time from the computer?

    What can I look up in the man pages?

    I will be using ANSI C.

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    Try asctime. That will return a string containing the day of the week, day, and year. Perhaps that's what you need.
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    strftime is similar to asctime, but it allows you to set your own template for the output.
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    Thats what I am looking for.

    Thanks.
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