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Returns the current calendar time encoded as a time_t object.
|time||-||pointer to a time_t object to store the time in or NULL|
 Return value
Current calendar time encoded as time_t object on success, (time_t)(-1) on error. If the argument is not a null pointer, the return value is equal to the value stored in the object pointed to by the argument.
The encoding of calendar time in time_t is unspecified, but most systems conform to POSIX specification and return a value of integral type holding the number of seconds since the Epoch. Implementations in which time_t is a 32-bit signed integer (many historical implementations) fail in the year 2038.
The current time is Fri Feb 20 16:09:51 2015 (1424448591 seconds since the Epoch)
- C11 standard (ISO/IEC 9899:2011):
- 18.104.22.168 The time function (p: 391)
- C99 standard (ISO/IEC 9899:1999):
- 22.214.171.124 The time function (p: 341)
- C89/C90 standard (ISO/IEC 9899:1990):
 See also
| converts time since epoch to calendar time expressed as local time |
| converts time since epoch to calendar time expressed as Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) |
| returns the calendar time based on a given time base |
C++ documentation for time