TIME(2) TIME(2) NAME time, nsec - time in seconds and nanoseconds since epoch SYNOPSIS #include <u.h> #include <libc.h> long time(long *tp) vlong nsec(void) DESCRIPTION Both time and nsec return the time since the epoch 00:00:00 GMT, Jan. 1, 1970. The return value of the former is in seconds and the latter in nanoseconds. For time, if tp is not zero then *tp is also set to the answer. Times from time should be stored in and treated as ulongs; this extends the range of valid times into the year 2106. Time simply calls nsec and returns the value divided by 1000000000. Nsec is a system call. Previous implementations read /dev/bintime, opening that file when first called, and main- taining a static file descriptor; however, the maintenance of file descriptors in the face of process forks is overly complex and prone to error. SOURCE /sys/src/libc/9sys/time.c /sys/src/libc/9syscall SEE ALSO cputime(2), cons(3) DIAGNOSTICS Sets errstr.