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Using Time funcitons

Posted on 2000-04-18
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Hi there..

I wanted to use time funcitons in my program to get the date, etc.

I tried doing:

int day;
struct tm current_time;

day = current_time.tm_mday;

printf("%d",day);

This however returns 0, and when I do the same for month and year, I get some huge value..

I tried doing asctime(&current_time);
but this returned a similar answer that was not right..

ps- please only give me c routines... I'm not using c++ for this!
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Question by:teatowel
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You should initialize your structure tm. Example:
 struct tm *pCurrentTime;
 time_t long_time;
 time( &long_time );                /* Get time as long integer. */
 pCurrentTime = localtime( &long_time ); /* Convert to local time. */
 
Now pCurrentTime->tm_mday returns current day of month.
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