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GetTime() Function?

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I am currently making a handy dandy calender that get's mad at me when it's time to do something. I can add date entities (BBall game at 7:00, 30 minute prep). I can modify them, and delete them. But I need to know the time... Anyone know of a standard time finding function not bound to any non standard or windows library?

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Take a look at the Standard C functions in time.h.

Though, in a c++ app make sure you #include <ctime> , not time.h
Take a look at the functions time() and localtime()

There's also boost::date_time, but you'll need to download boost, and it might be more than you need.

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Here's how I do it:


// I'm not sure if all these are needed.
#include <ctime>
#include <cstdlib>
#include <cstring>

using namespace std;

string timeString()
{
const int size = 20;
char buffer[size+1];
time_t t = time(0);
strftime(buffer,size,"%Y%m%d_%H%M%S",localtime(&t));
string timestring(buffer);
return timestring;
}


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