CFTIME(3) BSD Library Functions Manual CFTIME(3)NAME
cftime, ascftime — convert date and time to string
Compatibility Library (libcompat, -lcompat)
cftime(char *s, char *format, const time_t *clock);
ascftime(char *s, const char *format, const struct tm *tmptr);
The cftime() and ascftime() functions are made obsolete by strftime(3).
Use of the functions cftime() and ascftime() is strongly deprecated,
since there is no way to check for a buffer overflow condition. Use
The ascftime() function is almost identical to strftime(3), with the only
exception that there is no parameter to tell about the maximal buffer
length, and the format parameter defaults to “%C” if a NULL pointer is
The cftime() function does the same job, but it first invokes
localtime(3) in order to convert the given clock, then also performs the
conversions as requested by the format argument.
The cftime() and ascftime() functions return the number of characters
written to the output buffer s, not counting the trailing null character.
SEE ALSOlocaltime(3), strftime(3)BSD June 15, 1993 BSD