formatting a date

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    Question formatting a date

    I am using c++ and is there an method i can use to format a date into the following form 06/07/02 which is the month, day and year??

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    Well what is the information as you get it?

    Are you using a Date class or just a string. If either, how is the information formatted?

    If its a class, look into the (global) operator<< that is associated with it.

    If its a string, look into string manipulation.

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    i would like to use <ctime> becuase i need the date from the computer is this even possible??

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    Here's one way.
    Code:
       time_t time_now;
       char s[9];
    
       time_now = time(NULL);
       strftime(s,sizeof(s),"%m/%d/%y",localtime(&time_now));
       cout << s << endl;

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    Thanks a lot
    it works perfectly

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