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asctime() function in C++

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  • Last Updated : 24 Sep, 2021
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The asctime() function is defined in the ctime header file. The asctime() function converts the given calendar time of structure tm to a character representation i.e human readable form.

Syntax: 

char* asctime(const struct tm * time_ptr);

Parameter: This function accepts single parameter time_ptr i.e pointer to the tm object to be converted.

Return Value: This function returns the calendar time in the form “Www Mmm dd hh:mm:ss yyyy”

Below program illustrate the asctime() function in C++:

Example:- 

C++




// c++ program to demonstrate
// example of asctime() function.
 
#include <bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
 
int main()
{
    time_t time_ptr;
  
    time(&time_ptr);
    cout << "Current date and time = "
         << asctime(localtime(&time_ptr));
 
    return 0;
}

Output: 

Current date and time = Mon Oct  1 10:21:26 2018

 

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