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I cannot believe this is stumping me, but after trying several times to follow the man pages and get ctime() to work I can't seem to do so... I am looking for a short snippet which illustrates using ctime() to store the ascii version of the current date/time in a string. Surely someone can help me?

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Iccy
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Let me know if this helped you, and I'll post as ANSWER

#include <time.h>
#include <stdio.h>
void main( void )
{
   time_t ltime;
   time( &ltime );
   printf( "The time is %s\n", ctime( &ltime ) );
}
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Let me know if this helped you, and I'll post as ANSWER

Sorry, re-read your question, here is stored in stringTime.

The string result produced by ctime contains exactly 26 characters and has the form of the following example:
Wed Jan 02 02:03:55 1980\n\0

#include <time.h>
#include <stdio.h>
void main( void )
{
   time_t ltime;
   time( &ltime );
   char stringTime[26];

   sprintf(stringTime,"%s",ctime(&ltime));
   printf( "The time is %s\n", stringTime );
}

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by:icculus
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Thats exactly what I needed to see - and it works great! Please post as an answer and I'll grade it as soon as I see the notification...

Thanks!
Andy
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dpuckett earned 70 total points
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Glad I could help icculus :)

The string result produced by ctime contains exactly 26 characters and has the form of the following example:
Wed Jan 02 02:03:55 1980\n\0

#include <time.h>
#include <stdio.h>
void main( void )
{
   time_t ltime;
   time( &ltime );
   char stringTime[26];

   sprintf(stringTime,"%s",ctime(&ltime));
   printf( "The time is %s\n", stringTime );
}

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by:icculus
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Thanks again! Before seeing your new version (with the string char) I just enhanced what you had to use a char * - malloced with ample room. This'll work better though - thanks! :)

-Iccy
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by:dpuckett
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No problem Andy, I wasn't sure what environment you were writing in and wanted to give you something ANSI compatable.
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