sys_time.h man page

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sys/time.h — time types

Synopsis

#include <sys/time.h>

Description

The <sys/time.h> header shall define the timeval structure, which shall include at least the following members:

time_t         tv_sec      Seconds.
suseconds_t    tv_usec     Microseconds.

The <sys/time.h> header shall define the itimerval structure, which shall include at least the following members:

struct timeval it_interval Timer interval.
struct timeval it_value    Current value.

The <sys/time.h> header shall define the time_t and suseconds_t types as described in <sys/types.h>.

The <sys/time.h> header shall define the fd_set type as described in <sys/select.h>.

The <sys/time.h> header shall define the following symbolic constants for the which argument of getitimer() and setitimer():

ITIMER_REAL
Decrements in real time.
ITIMER_VIRTUAL
Decrements in process virtual time.
ITIMER_PROF
Decrements both in process virtual time and when the system is running on behalf of the process.

The <sys/time.h> header shall define the following as described in <sys/select.h>: FD_CLR() FD_ISSET() FD_SET() FD_ZERO() FD_SETSIZE

The following shall be declared as functions and may also be defined as macros. Function prototypes shall be provided.

int   getitimer(int, struct itimerval *);
int   gettimeofday(struct timeval *restrict, void *restrict);
int   setitimer(int, const struct itimerval *restrict,
          struct itimerval *restrict);
int   select(int, fd_set *restrict, fd_set *restrict, fd_set *restrict,
          struct timeval *restrict);
int   utimes(const char *, const struct timeval [2]);

Inclusion of the <sys/time.h> header may make visible all symbols from the <sys/select.h> header.

The following sections are informative.

See Also

<sys_select.h>, <sys_types.h>

The System Interfaces volume of POSIX.1‐2008, futimens(), getitimer(), gettimeofday(), pselect()

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