TIMEGM

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 2001-12-26
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NAME

timegm, timelocal - inverses for gmtime and localtime  

SYNOPSIS

#include <time.h>

time_t timelocal (struct tm *tm);

time_t timegm (struct tm *tm);
 

DESCRIPTION

The functions timelocal() and timegm() are the inverses to localtime(3) and gmtime(3).  

NOTES

These functions are GNU extensions. The timelocal() function is equivalent to the POSIX standard function mktime(3). There is no reason to ever use it.

For a portable version of timegm(), set the TZ environment variable to UTC, call mktime() and restore the value of TZ. Something like

#include <time.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

time_t my_timegm (struct tm *tm) {
    time_t ret;
    char *tz;

    tz = getenv("TZ");
    setenv("TZ", "", 1);
    tzset();
    ret = mktime(tm);
    if (tz)
        setenv("TZ", tz, 1);
    else
        unsetenv("TZ");
    tzset();
    return ret;
}
 

CONFORMING TO

Not in POSIX.1-2001. Present on the BSDs.  

SEE ALSO

gmtime(3), localtime(3), mktime(3), tzset(3)


 

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