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Print system time in C++ (3 different ways)
  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Last Updated : 10 Dec, 2018

First Method
Printing current date and time using time()

Second Method




// CPP program to print current date and time
// using time and ctime.
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <time.h>
  
int main()
{
    // declaring argument of time()
    time_t my_time = time(NULL);
  
    // ctime() used to give the present time
    printf("%s", ctime(&my_time));
    return 0;
}

Output:

It will show the current day, date and localtime, 
in the format Day Month Date hh:mm:ss Year

Third Method
Here we have used chrono library to print current date and time . The chrono library is a flexible collection of types that tracks time with varying degrees of precision .
The chrono library defines three main types as well as utility functions and common typedefs.
-> clocks
-> time points
-> durations

Code to print current date, day and time .




// CPP program to print current date and time
// using chronos.
#include <chrono>
#include <ctime>
#include <iostream>
  
using namespace std;
  
int main()
{
    // Here system_clock is wall clock time from
    // the system-wide realtime clock
    auto timenow =
      chrono::system_clock::to_time_t(chrono::system_clock::now());
  
    cout << ctime(&timenow) << endl;
}

Output:

It will show the current day, date and localtime, 
in the format Day Month Date hh:mm:ss Year
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