Getting system Date

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    Getting system Date

    I was looking in the FAQ's but the topic was pretty unclear. I want to know how to get the date from the system. Can anyone tell me the specific or recommended function to use? I want it in the mm/dd/yyyy format.

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    http://www.codeproject.com/datetime/datetimedisc.asp

    this might be of some use, if you dont feel liek reading a
    windows specific function would be GetSystemTime()

    do a google search im sure you can prolly acheive something
    with that, or maybe time_t

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    Here are some functions to deal with time, and formatting it in various ways (from the standard <ctime> header): http://cppreference.com/stddate/

    You could also just bring it flowers and ask really nicely.

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    That site is kinda iffy. So do i just say, GetSystemTime() and use the time.h library?


    Will this work?

    example:
    Code:
    #include<iostream> 
    #include<time.h>
    #include<string.h>
    usign namespace std;
    
    int main()
    {
    string Time;
    
    Time=GetSystemTime();
    
    cout<<Time;
    
    cin.get();
    
    return 0;
    }

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    Something to start from. Jostle the format specifier a little. Perhaps "%m/%d/%Y".
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