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The ctime() function shall convert the time pointed to by clock, representing time in seconds since the Epoch, to local time in the form of a string. It shall be equivalent to


1970-01-01 00:00:00 +0000 (UTC).

return value

The ctime() function shall return the pointer returned by asctime() with that broken-down time as an argument.
Upon successful completion, ctime_r() shall return a pointer to the string pointed to by buf. When an error is encountered, a null pointer shall be returned.

ctime c example

 * ctime example code
#include <stdio.h>
#include <time.h>
int main(void)
    time_t time_format;
    printf("%s\n", ctime(&time_format));
    return 0;

output for this example

  Mon Apr 23 18:24:18 2012

see also

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