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systime()

Return a time-of-day value in seconds since midnight, January 1, 1970, UTC. {G}

Example

Log the start and end times of a data-processing program:

BEGIN {
	now = systime()
	mesg = strftime("Started at %m/%d/%Y %H:%M:%S", now)
	print mesg
}
process data ...

END {
	now = systime()
	mesg = strftime("Ended at %m/%d/%Y %H:%M:%S", now)
	print mesg
}


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