UNIX & GNU/Linux - System calls - Using time()

It is sometimes useful to display the current date in your terminal.
For that the time() system call function is the best one.
Let's see an example within this tiny tutorial of C programming language:

// main.c
#include <time.h>
#include <stdio.h>

int main () {
time_t myTime;

time(&myTime);
printf("The time is: %s", ctime(&myTime));
return 0;
}

Compiling and executing.
And the result is:

$ The time is: Wed Feb 22 14:36:43 2012

All simply! laugh

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