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How to get in C++ this time format HH.MM.SS?

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Hello Experts,
how can i get this time format?
for ex. 17.22.34

i need a string as result
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by:Infinity08
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You can use strftime :

        http://www.cplusplus.com/reference/clibrary/ctime/strftime.html
time_t now = time(0);
char timestamp[10] = "";
strftime (timestamp, 10,"%H.%M.%S", localtime(&now));

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#include <sys/types.h>
#include <sys/timeb.h>

struct tm *current_time;

current_time = localtime(time());

char timebuf[20] = { 0 } ;

strftime(timebuf, 20, "%H.%M.%S", current_time);

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by:kagami01
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i can use even the results of strftime even with asctime??
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by:Infinity08
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>> i can use even the results of strftime even with asctime??

asctime is another (fixed) way of formatting a time into a string. strftime allows you to choose the format, so you'll need strftime as I showed.
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so how to convert the output of strftime in a string??
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>> so how to convert the output of strftime in a string??

strftime already places its output in a string. In my example, the string is called timestamp. You can output it by adding this for example :
time_t now = time(0);
char timestamp[10] = "";
strftime (timestamp, 10,"%H.%M.%S", localtime(&now));
 
std::cout << timestamp << std::endl;                     // <--- this

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Or if you mean you want it as an std::string, you can always create one from the timestamp buffer :
time_t now = time(0);
char timestamp_buf[10] = "";
strftime (timestamp_buf, 10,"%H.%M.%S", localtime(&now));
 
std::string timestamp = std::string(timestamp_buf);
std::cout << timestamp << std::endl;

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