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NOW(3)			   libdill Library Functions			NOW(3)

NAME
       now - get current time

SYNOPSIS
	      #include <libdill.h>

	      int64_t now(void);

DESCRIPTION
       Returns current time, in	milliseconds.

       The  function is	meant for creating deadlines.  For example, a point of
       time one	second from now	can be expressed as now() + 1000.

       The following values have special meaning and cannot be returned	by the
       function:

       o 0: Immediate deadline.

       o -1: Infinite deadline.

RETURN VALUE
       Current time.

ERRORS
       None.

EXAMPLE
	      int result = chrecv(ch, &val, sizeof(val), now() + 1000);
	      if(result	== -1 && errno == ETIMEDOUT) {
		  printf("One second elapsed without receiving a message.\n");
	      }

SEE ALSO
       msleep(3)

libdill									NOW(3)

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