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FTIME(3)                 BSD Library Functions Manual                 FTIME(3)

     ftime -- get date and time

     #include <sys/timeb.h>

     ftime(struct timeb *tp);

     This interface is obsoleted by gettimeofday(2).

     The ftime() routine fills in a structure pointed to by its argument, as
     defined by <sys/timeb.h>:

            * Structure returned by ftime system call
           struct timeb
                     time_t  time;
                     unsigned short millitm;
                     short   timezone;
                     short   dstflag;

     The structure contains the time since the epoch, in seconds; up to 1000
     milliseconds of more-precise interval; the local time zone (measured in
     minutes of time westward from Greenwich); and a flag that, if nonzero,
     indicates that Daylight Saving time applies locally during the appropri-ate appropriate
     ate part of the year.

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

     The include file <sys/types.h> is necessary.

     gettimeofday(2), settimeofday(2), ctime(3), time(3), compat(5)

     The ftime function appeared in 4.2BSD.

BSD                              June 4, 1993                              BSD