Need some help with fetching the time.

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    Need some help with fetching the time.

    okey what I need help with is taking the time and putting it in a variabel so that I can use it to play around with so far I´ve read a ton of manuals but none tells me how to do it. So far I have figurd out that I should use ctime time or localtime along with tm_sec or tm_min (and so on) so um how do I take the clocks time and add it to a variabel so that I can count with it ( I only want a part of the time like seconds for instans)

    (hope this is readabel I´ve goten much complants on using "bad" and "unreadabel" english.)
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    Maybe something like this:
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <time.h>
    
    int main(void)
    {
      time_t tim = time(NULL);
      int ch;
      
      puts ("Press Enter to increment the time, q to quit");
      do
      {
        printf("Virtual time now: %s", ctime(&tim));
        tim += 1;
      } while ((ch = getchar()) != EOF && ch != 'q');
      
      return 0;
    }
    If you want to format the time output, check out strftime().
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
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    but your code doesn´t anser my question that only tells me how to print out the time witch I alrady know my question is how do I get JUST the SECONDS ? but thx for your help anyway
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    Originally posted by Shogun
    but your code doesn´t anser my question that only tells me how to print out the time witch I alrady know my question is how do I get JUST the SECONDS ? but thx for your help anyway
    Then you need to reread my post more carefully, the answers are there.
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <time.h>
    
    int main(void)
    {
      time_t tim = time(NULL);
      char buf[BUFSIZ];
      strftime(buf, sizeof buf, "%S", localtime(&tim));
      puts(buf);
      return 0;
    }
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    I think thats exactly what I whant (thx a ton man (do you know for how long I`ve been looking for this ? ) if I use it the way I think I do I`m gonna rock at this
    Last edited by Shogun; 03-20-2003 at 07:56 AM.
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