# $EPIC: strftime.txt,v 1.5 2006/08/29 18:22:56 sthalik Exp $
- If the <format> argument is omitted the empty string is returned.
- If the <format> argument is invalid the empty string is returned.
- The rest of the argument(s) are taken as a strftime(3) format string and are passed directly to strftime(3).
- The return value of the function is the specified time converted into the human readable form described by your strftime(3) format.
- Avoid using system-specific strftime(3) formats for portability reasons.
You should refer to your system's strftime man page (``man strftime'') for exact details of what a strftime format looks like, because describing them is beyond the scope of a help file. But this function is very useful for creating timestamps that look just like how you want them.
A description of the specified <time_t> using the format string <format>, as processed by strftime(3).
$strftime(%d %B %Y) might return "13 December 1996" $strftime(%x at %X) might return "12/13/96 at 16:45:42" $strftime(%m/%d/%y) might return "07/16/01" $strftime(%Y/%m/%d) might return "2001/07/16"
This function first appeared in ircII-2.8.1, and was first included in EPIC3pre8.