asctime_r()

convert time structure to string (reentrant version) 

Function


SYNOPSIS

#include <time.h>

char *asctime_r(const struct tm *timeptr, char *buf);


DESCRIPTION

The asctime_r() function converts the broken-down time in the structure pointed to by timeptr into a string in the form:

Sun Sep 16 01:03:52 1973\n\0

using the equivalent of the following algorithm:

char *asctime(const struct tm *timeptr) {
    static const char wday_name[7][3] = {
        "Sun", "Mon", "Tue", "Wed",
        "Thu", "Fri", "Sat"
    };

    static const char mon_name[12][3] = {
        "Jan", "Feb", "Mar", "Apr", "May", "Jun",
        "Jul", "Aug", "Sep", "Oct", "Nov", "Dec"
    };

    static char result[26];

    sprintf(result, "%.3s %.3s%3d %.2d:%.2d:%.2d %d\n",
        wday_name[timeptr->tm_wday], mon_name[timeptr->tm_mon],
        timeptr->tm_mday, timeptr->tm_hour, timeptr->tm_min,
        timeptr->tm_sec, 1900 + timeptr->tm_year);

    return result;
}

This function is reentrant.


PARAMETERS

timeptr 

Points to the buffer of struct tm to be converted to string.

buf 

Buffer into which the converted time is stored. This buffer must be at least 26 bytes.


RETURN VALUES

On success, asctime_r() return buf. On error, it returns NULL.


CONFORMANCE

POSIX.1 (1996).


MULTITHREAD SAFETY LEVEL

MT-Safe.


PORTING ISSUES

Refer to tzset() for details on setting time zone information.


AVAILABILITY

PTC MKS Toolkit for Professional Developers
PTC MKS Toolkit for Professional Developers 64-Bit Edition
PTC MKS Toolkit for Enterprise Developers
PTC MKS Toolkit for Enterprise Developers 64-Bit Edition


SEE ALSO

Functions:
asctime(), clock(), ctime(), ctime_r(), difftime(), gmtime(), gmtime_r(), localtime(), localtime_r(), mktime(), strftime(), time(), tzset()


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