|Return to ctime.3 CVS log||Up to [cvs.NetBSD.org] / src / lib / libc / time|
|File: [cvs.NetBSD.org] / src / lib / libc / time / ctime.3 (download)
Revision 1.27, Wed Apr 16 13:34:58 2003 UTC (17 years, 6 months ago) by wiz
Use .In header.h instead of .Fd #include \*[Lt]header.h\*[Gt] Much easier to read and write, and supported by groff for ages. Okayed by ross.
.\" $NetBSD: ctime.3,v 1.27 2003/04/16 13:34:58 wiz Exp $ .Dd March 31, 2001 .Dt CTIME 3 .Os .Sh NAME .Nm asctime , .Nm asctime_r , .Nm ctime , .Nm ctime_r , .Nm difftime , .Nm gmtime , .Nm gmtime_r , .Nm localtime , .Nm localtime_r , .Nm mktime .Nd convert date and time to ASCII .Sh LIBRARY .Lb libc .Sh SYNOPSIS .In time.h .Dv extern char *tzname; .Ft char * .Fn ctime "const time_t *clock" .Ft char * .Fn ctime_r "const time_t *clock" "char *buf" .Ft double .Fn difftime "time_t time1" "time_t time0" .Ft char * .Fn asctime "const struct tm *tm" .Ft char * .Fn asctime_r "const struct tm restrict tm" "char * restrict buf" .Ft struct tm * .Fn localtime "const time_t *clock" .Ft struct tm * .Fn localtime_r "const time_t * restrict clock" "struct tm * restrict result" .Ft struct tm * .Fn gmtime "const time_t *clock" .Ft struct tm * .Fn gmtime_r "const time_t * restrict clock" "struct tm * restrict result" .Ft time_t .Fn mktime "struct tm *tm" .Sh DESCRIPTION .Fn ctime converts a long integer, pointed to by .Fa clock , representing the time in seconds since 00:00:00 UTC, 1970-01-01, and returns a pointer to a 26-character string of the form .Dl Thu Nov 24 18:22:48 1986\en\e0 All the fields have constant width. .Pp The .Fn ctime_r function provides the same functionality as .Fn ctime differing in that the caller must supply a buffer area .Fa buf with a size of at least 26 bytes, in which the result is stored. .Pp .Fn localtime and .Fn gmtime return pointers to .Va tm structures, described below. .Fn localtime corrects for the time zone and any time zone adjustments (such as Daylight Saving Time in the U.S.A.). After filling in the .Va tm structure, .Fn localtime sets the .Fa tm_isdst Ns 'th element of .Fa tzname to a pointer to an ASCII string that's the time zone abbreviation to be used with .Fn localtime Ns 's return value. .Pp .Fn gmtime converts to Coordinated Universal Time. .Pp The .Fn gmtime_r and .Fn localtime_r functions provide the same functionality as .Fn gmtime and .Fn localtime differing in that the caller must supply a buffer area .Fa result in which the result is stored; also, .Fn localtime_r does not imply initialization of the local time conversion information; the application may need to do so by calling .Xr tzset 3 . .Pp .Fn asctime converts a time value contained in a .Va tm structure to a 26-character string, as shown in the above example, and returns a pointer to the string. .Pp The .Fn asctime_r function provides the same functionality as .Fn asctime differing in that the caller must supply a buffer area .Fa buf with a size of at least 26 bytes, in which the result is stored. .Pp .Fn mktime converts the broken-down time, expressed as local time, in the structure pointed to by .Fa tm into a calendar time value with the same encoding as that of the values returned by the .Xr time 3 function. The original values of the .Fa tm_wday and .Fa tm_yday components of the structure are ignored, and the original values of the other components are not restricted to their normal ranges. (A positive or zero value for .Fa tm_isdst causes .Fn mktime to presume initially that summer time (for example, Daylight Saving Time in the U.S.A.) respectively, is or is not in effect for the specified time. A negative value for .Fa tm_isdst causes the .Fn mktime function to attempt to divine whether summer time is in effect for the specified time.) On successful completion, the values of the .Fa tm_wday and .Fa tm_yday components of the structure are set appropriately, and the other components are set to represent the specified calendar time, but with their values forced to their normal ranges; the final value of .Fa tm_mday is not set until .Fa tm_mon and .Fa tm_year are determined. .Fn mktime returns the specified calendar time; if the calendar time cannot be represented, it returns -1. .Pp .Fn difftime returns the difference between two calendar times, .Fa ( time1 No - Fa time0 ) , expressed in seconds. .Pp The structure (of type) .Va "struct tm" includes the following fields: .Bd -literal -offset indent int tm_sec; /* seconds after the minute [0,61] */ int tm_min; /* minutes after the hour [0,59] */ int tm_hour; /* hours since midnight [0,23] */ int tm_mday; /* day of the month [1,31] */ int tm_mon; /* months since January [0,11] */ int tm_year; /* years since 1900 */ int tm_wday; /* day of week [0,6] (Sunday = 0) */ int tm_yday; /* day of year [0,365] (Jan 1 = 0) */ int tm_isdst; /* daylight savings flag */ long tm_gmtoff; /* offset from UTC in seconds */ char *tm_zone; /* abbreviation of timezone name */ .Ed .Pp The .Fa tm_zone and .Fa tm_gmtoff fields exist, and are filled in, only if arrangements to do so were made when the library containing these functions was created. There is no guarantee that these fields will continue to exist in this form in future releases of this code. .Pp .Fa tm_isdst is non-zero if summer time is in effect. .Pp .Fa tm_gmtoff is the offset (in seconds) of the time represented from UTC, with positive values indicating east of the Prime Meridian. .Sh FILES .Bl -tag -width /usr/share/zoneinfo/posixrules -compact .It Pa /etc/localtime local time zone file .It Pa /usr/share/zoneinfo time zone information directory .It Pa /usr/share/zoneinfo/posixrules used with POSIX-style TZ's .It Pa /usr/share/zoneinfo/GMT for UTC leap seconds .El .Pp If .Pa /usr/share/zoneinfo/GMT is absent, UTC leap seconds are loaded from .Pa /usr/share/zoneinfo/posixrules . .Sh SEE ALSO .Xr getenv 3 , .Xr strftime 3 , .Xr time 3 , .Xr tzset 3 , .Xr tzfile 5 .Sh STANDARDS The .Fn ctime , .Fn difftime , .Fn asctime , .Fn localtime , .Fn gmtime and .Fn mktime functions conform to .St -ansiC The .Fn ctime_r , .Fn asctime_r , .Fn localtime_r and .Fn gmtime_r functions conform to .St -p1003.1c-95 . .Sh NOTES The return values point to static data; the data is overwritten by each call. The .Fa tm_zone field of a returned .Va "struct tm" points to a static array of characters, which will also be overwritten at the next call (and by calls to .Xr tzset 3 ) . .Pp Avoid using out-of-range values with .Fn mktime when setting up lunch with promptness sticklers in Riyadh. .\" @(#)newctime.3 7.14