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 +# $EPIC: time_function.txt,​v 1.4 2007/07/10 22:09:59 jnelson Exp $
 +======Synopsis:​======
 +$__time__()
 +
 +======Technical:​======
 +   * All arguments, if any, are ignored.
 +   * This function calls your system'​s time(3) function, which typically returns the number of seconds since the epoch, 1970 Jan 1 00:00:00 GMT.
 +   * In theory, every unix host should have the same time as every other unix host, but getting everyone to agree on the time is like herding cats.
 +   * If you need sub-second resolution, use the $[[utime function|utime]]() function.
 +
 +======Practical:​======
 +You can convert the UTC value into human readable format using either the
 +$[[stime]]() function or the $[[strftime]]() function. ​ You can also use
 +the UTC value for tracking the elapsed time between two events.
 +
 +======Returns:​======
 +The number of seconds that have elapsed since the epoch.
 +
 +======Examples:​======
 +  $time() ​     might return "​850381369"​
 +
 +======History:​======
 +This function first appeared in ircII.
  
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