Thread: getting time from the OS

  1. #1
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    Talking getting time from the OS

    I need to access the current time from the operating system for use in a project that I am currently working on. I am using VC6 and have tried the time function in time.h but cannot get it to work. Any suggestions or help with the above matter would be greatly appreciated.
    Thx's in advance

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  2. #2
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    Dec 2001
    Try this...

    #include <fstream.h>
    #include <time.h>
    char* GetTime(void);
    int main() {
       fstream fso; "systime.txt", ios::out );
       fso << GetTime();
       return 0;
    char* GetTime() {
       time_t now; 
       time( & now ); 
       struct tm* ptm; 
       ptm = localtime( & now );
       return asctime( ptm );

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