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       ftime - return date and time


       int ftime(struct timeb *tp);

       This  function  returns	the  current time, in seconds and milliseconds
       since the Epoch (00:00:00 UTC, 1 January 1970).	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  time
       zone  field  is the local time zone 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 non-zero, 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 sys
       tems document, a -1 error return.)

       4.2BSD, POSIX.1-2001.

       This function is obsolete.  Dont use it.  If the time in seconds  suf
       fices,	time(2)  can  be  used;  gettimeofday(2)  gives  microseconds;
       clock_gettime(3) gives nanoseconds but is not yet widely available.

       Under libc4 and libc5 the  millitm  field  is  meaningful.   But  early
       glibc2 is buggy and returns 0 there; glibc 2.1.1 is correct again.

       gettimeofday(2), time(2)

       This  page  is  part of release 3.05 of the Linux man-pages project.  A
       description of the project, and information about reporting  bugs,  can
       be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

GNU				  2008-06-23			      FTIME(3)

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