ftime - return date and time


   #include <sys/timeb.h>

   int ftime(struct timeb *tp);


   This  function  returns  the  current  time as seconds and milliseconds
   since the Epoch, 1970-01-01 00:00:00 +0000 (UTC).  The time is returned
   in tp, which is declared as follows:

       struct timeb {
           time_t         time;
           unsigned short millitm;
           short          timezone;
           short          dstflag;

   Here  time is the number of seconds since the Epoch, and millitm is the
   number of  milliseconds  since  time  seconds  since  the  Epoch.   The
   timezone  field  is the local timezone measured in minutes of time west
   of  Greenwich  (with  a  negative  value  indicating  minutes  east  of
   Greenwich).   The  dstflag  field is a flag that, if nonzero, indicates
   that Daylight Saving time applies locally during the  appropriate  part
   of the year.

   POSIX.1-2001  says that the contents of the timezone and dstflag fields
   are unspecified; avoid relying on them.


   This function always returns  0.   (POSIX.1-2001  specifies,  and  some
   systems document, a -1 error return.)


   For   an   explanation   of   the  terms  used  in  this  section,  see

   Interface  Attribute      Value   
   ftime()    Thread safety  MT-Safe 


   4.2BSD,  POSIX.1-2001.   POSIX.1-2008  removes  the  specification   of

   This  function  is  obsolete.   Don't  use  it.  If the time in seconds
   suffices, time(2) can  be  used;  gettimeofday(2)  gives  microseconds;
   clock_gettime(2) gives nanoseconds but is not as widely available.


   Early  glibc2  is buggy and returns 0 in the millitm field; glibc 2.1.1
   is correct again.


   gettimeofday(2), time(2)


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