gettime

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This function starts with lowercase letter.

Description

Get the current server time, which will be stored in the variables &hour, &minute and &second.

NameDescription
&hour=0The variable to store the hour in, passed by reference.
&minute=0The variable to store the minute in, passed by reference.
&second=0The variable to store the seconds in, passed by reference.

Returns

The function itself returns a Unix Timestamp.

Examples

new
hours,
minutes,
seconds,
timestamp;
timestamp = gettime(hours, minutes, seconds);
printf("%02d:%02d:%02d", hours, minutes, seconds);
printf("Seconds since midnight 1st January 1970: %d", timestamp);

Notes

tip

This function is useful for measuring time intervals by using its timestamp characteristics. This can be particularly useful if you want to restrict some functionality based on a time (e.g. a command that can only be executed every 30 seconds). Using this method you don't have to rely on timers.

Related Functions

  • getdate: Get the current date of the server.