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  1. #1
    Linux Engineer Javasnob's Avatar
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    Jul 2005

    getdate in C

    Hi, is there a way to specify the template that getdate() uses in the source code? I'd like to provide it the string "11/22/2005 12PM" to get the appropriate tm structure.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. #2
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    Look for strptime() function:
    man 3 strptime
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    POSIX getdate uses the DATEMSK environment variable to identify the file with input format templates. It requires a file.

    Asm entioned you can dio the same thing"in code" with strptime().

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