by Sai gowtham

C program to display Current Date and Time

In C language, we can display the current date and time by using the built-in time() and ctime() functions.

Here is an example program:

#include<stdio.h>
#include<time.h>

void main()
{
    time_t t = time(NULL);
    printf("\n Current date and time is : %s", ctime(&t));
}

Output:

Current date and time is : Fri Oct  2 08:28:56 2020

Note: The time(), ctime() functions and time_t data type is present inside the time.h header file.

You can also access individual parts of current date and time and format it like this:

#include<stdio.h>
#include<time.h>

void main()
{
    time_t t = time(NULL);
    struct tm tm = *localtime(&t);
    printf("Date and time: %d-%02d-%02d %02d:%02d:%02d\n",tm.tm_mday, tm.tm_mon + 1,tm.tm_year + 1900, tm.tm_hour, tm.tm_min, tm.tm_sec);
}

Output:

Date and time: 2-10-2020 08:39:48

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