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time.h localtime() function in C with Examples

  • Last Updated : 07 Nov, 2019

The localtime() function is defined in the time.h header file. The localtime( ) function return the local time of the user i.e time present at the task bar in computer.

Syntax:

tm* localtime(const time_t* t_ptr);

Parameter: This function accepts a parameter t_ptr which represents the pointer to time_t object.

Return Value: This function returns a pointer to a struct tm object.

Below program illustrate the localtime() function in C:




// C program to demonstrate
// example of localtime() function.
  
#include <stdio.h>
#include <time.h>
  
int main()
{
  
    struct tm* local;
    time_t t = time(NULL);
  
    // Get the localtime
    local = localtime(&t);
  
    printf("Local time and date: %s\n",
           asctime(local));
  
    return 0;
}
Output:
Local time and date: Mon Sep 23 08:25:53 2019

Note: To understand this function clearly, change the time and date of your computer system and run the code again.

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