TIME(3)                 NetBSD Library Functions Manual                TIME(3)

NAME
     time -- get time of day

LIBRARY
     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <time.h>

     time_t
     time(time_t *tloc);

DESCRIPTION
     The time() function returns the value of time in seconds since 0 hours, 0
     minutes, 0 seconds, January 1, 1970, Coordinated Universal Time.

     A copy of the time value may be saved to the area indicated by the
     pointer tloc.  If tloc is a NULL pointer, no value is stored.

     Upon successful completion, time() returns the value of time.  Otherwise
     a value of ((time_t) -1) is returned and the global variable errno is set
     to indicate the error.

ERRORS
     The following error codes may be set in errno:

     [EFAULT]           An argument address referenced invalid memory.

SEE ALSO
     gettimeofday(2), ctime(3)

STANDARDS
     The time() function conforms to ISO/IEC 9945-1:1990 (``POSIX.1'').

HISTORY
     A time() function appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX.

NetBSD 5.1                       June 4, 1993                       NetBSD 5.1

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