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FTIME(3)		   Linux Programmer's Manual		      FTIME(3)

NAME
       ftime - return date and time

SYNOPSIS
       #include	<sys/timeb.h>

       int ftime(struct	timeb *tp);

DESCRIPTION
       Return current date and time in tp, which is declared as	follows:

		 struct	timeb {
		      time_t   time;
		      unsigned short millitm;
		      short    timezone;
		      short    dstflag;
		 };

       Here time is the	number of seconds since	the epoch, millitm is the num-
       ber of milliseconds since time seconds since the	epoch, timezone	is the
       local time zone measured	in minutes of time west	of Greenwich, and dst-
       flag is a flag that, if nonzero,	indicates that	Daylight  Saving  time
       applies locally during the appropriate part of the year.

       These  days  the	 contents of the timezone and dstflag fields are unde-
       fined.

RETURN VALUE
       This function always returns 0.

BUGS
       This function is	obsolete. Don't	use it.	If the time  in	 seconds  suf-
       fices,	time(2)	 can  be  used;	 gettimeofday(2)  gives	 microseconds;
       clock_gettime(3)	gives nanoseconds but is not yet widely	available.

       Under libc4 and libc5 the  millitm  field  is  meaningful.   But	 early
       glibc2 is buggy and returns 0 there; glibc 2.1.1	is correct again.

HISTORY
       The ftime() function appeared in	4.2BSD.

CONFORMING TO
       BSD 4.2,	POSIX 1003.1-2001.

SEE ALSO
       gettimeofday(2),	time(2)

Linux				  2001-12-14			      FTIME(3)

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