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    timer in C

    Hi,

    Does standard C provide time interrupts?

    How can I generate a time interrupt for every 500ms?

    thanks,
    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightking View Post
    Hi,

    Does standard C provide time interrupts?

    How can I generate a time interrupt for every 500ms?

    thanks,
    Bob
    No it does not
    use OS specific code
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    Thanks. Then, could you please let me know how I can do that in Linux?

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    This perhaps?
    http://linux.die.net/man/2/setitimer

    There are several ways, and it depends quite a bit on what you are actually trying to achieve.

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