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TIMEGM(3)                                 Linux Programmer's Manual                                TIMEGM(3)



NAME
       timegm, timelocal - inverses for gmtime and localtime

SYNOPSIS
       #include <time.h>

       time_t timelocal (struct tm *tm);

       time_t timegm (struct tm *tm);

DESCRIPTION
       The functions timelocal() and timegm() are the inverses to localtime(3) and gmtime(3).

NOTES
       These  functions  are  GNU  extensions.  The timelocal() function is equivalent to the POSIX standard
       function mktime(3).  There is no reason to ever use it.

       For a portable version of timegm(), set the TZ environment variable to UTC, call mktime() and restore
       the value of TZ.  Something like

              #include <time.h>
              #include <stdlib.h>

              time_t my_timegm (struct tm *tm) {
                  time_t ret;
                  char *tz;

                  tz = getenv("TZ");
                  setenv("TZ", "", 1);
                  tzset();
                  ret = mktime(tm);
                  if (tz)
                      setenv("TZ", tz, 1);
                  else
                      unsetenv("TZ");
                  tzset();
                  return ret;
              }

SEE ALSO
       gmtime(3), localtime(3), mktime(3), tzset(3)



GNU                                              2001-12-26                                        TIMEGM(3)

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