Thread: Date Function

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    Date Function

    Hi, I was wondering if there is a simple way to get the current date in C?

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    Nov 2003
    Here is one way - also look up struct tm in help or edit time.h to see what struct tm.
    #include <time.h>
    /* code block */
       time_t lt;
       struct tm t, *tmptr;
       tmptr=localtime( & lt );
    Most compilers keep a static string that asctime or ctime populates, and the contents of the string changes with each new call to asctime- you need to make your own copy of the string.

    Note: to get the characters to display I added extra spaces around the ampersand and lt in localtime()
    Last edited by jim mcnamara; 01-10-2004 at 06:09 AM.

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    Works great. Thanks.

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