gettimeofday - get the date and time
[XSI] #include <sys/time.h>
int gettimeofday(struct timeval *restrict tp, void *restrict tzp);
The gettimeofday() function shall obtain the current time, expressed as seconds and microseconds since the Epoch, and store it in the timeval structure pointed to by tp. The resolution of the system clock is unspecified.
If tzp is not a null pointer, the behavior is unspecified.
The gettimeofday() function shall return 0 and no value shall be reserved to indicate an error.
No errors are defined.
ctime(), ftime(), the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <sys/time.h>
First released in Issue 4, Version 2.
Moved from X/OPEN UNIX extension to BASE.
The DESCRIPTION is updated to refer to "seconds since the Epoch" rather than "seconds since 00:00:00 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), January 1 1970" for consistency with other time functions.
The restrict keyword is added to the gettimeofday() prototype for alignment with the ISO/IEC 9899:1999 standard.