[fpc-pascal] getting system time in linux

Jan De Bleser Jan.DeBleser at commsquare.com
Fri Apr 10 17:06:38 CEST 2009

Marco van de Voort schreef:
> In our previous episode, Jan De Bleser said:
>> How is it possible to get the system time in linux?
>> It used to be possible by using 'getsystemtime' of the unit oldlinux,
>> but this unit is no longer available on my compiler...
>> The thing I want to use it for is: I get a packet form libpcap, with the
>> time of receival in system time.
>> I want to convert this time to system time by doing something like:
>> rcvTime := packet.rcvTime + (now - getSystemTime)
> fptime probably. Note that not all *nix systems have system time set to GMT.
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Yeah thanks, That did the trick.
I was a bit confused because hwclock doesn't give you the real hardware 
clock :s

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