Prototype: time_t time(time_t* timer);
Header File: time.h (C) or ctime (C++)
ANSI: C and C++
Explanation: Returns and sets the passed in variable to the number of seconds that have passed since 00:00:00 GMT January 1, 1970. If NULL is passed in, it will work as if it accepted nothing and return the same value.


//Program will use time_t to store number of seconds since 00:00:00 GMT
//Jan. 1, 1970
#include <ctime>
#include <iostream>

using namespace std;

int main()
    time_t hold_time;
    cout<<"The number of elapsed seconds since Jan. 1, 1970 is "<<hold_time;
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