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NAME

difftime - calculate time difference

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Notes
Colophon

SYNOPSIS


#include <time.h> 

double difftime(time_t time1, time_t time0);

DESCRIPTION

The difftime() function returns the number of seconds elapsed between time time1 and time time0, represented as a double. Each of the times is specified in calendar time, which means its value is a measurement (in seconds) relative to the Epoch, 1970-01-01 00:00:00 +0000 (UTC).

CONFORMING TO

SVr4, 4.3BSD, C89, C99.

NOTES

On a POSIX system, time_t is an arithmetic type, and one could just define

#define difftime(t1,t0) (double)(t1 - t0)

when the possible overflow in the subtraction is not a concern. On other systems, the data type time_t might use some other encoding where subtraction doesn’t work directly.

SEE ALSO

date(1), gettimeofday(2), time(2), ctime(3), gmtime(3), localtime(3)

COLOPHON

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GNU DIFFTIME (3) 2010-02-25
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