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Time Intrinsic (UNIX)


Time: INTEGER(KIND=1) function.

Intrinsic groups: unix.


Returns the current time encoded as an integer (in the manner of the UNIX function time(3)). This value is suitable for passing to CTIME, GMTIME, and LTIME.

This intrinsic is not fully portable, such as to systems with 32-bit INTEGER types but supporting times wider than 32 bits. Therefore, the values returned by this intrinsic might be, or become, negative, or numerically less than previous values, during a single run of the compiled program.

See Time8 Intrinsic, for information on a similar intrinsic that might be portable to more GNU Fortran implementations, though to fewer Fortran compilers.

For information on other intrinsics with the same name: See Time Intrinsic (VXT).