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Re: [Libguestfs] [hivex][PATCH] Increase filetime printing resolution to sub-second

On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 08:26:15PM -0700, Alex Nelson wrote:
> -  if (strftime (ret, TIMESTAMP_BUF_LEN, "%FT%TZ", tm) == 0) {
> +  if (strftime (ret, TIMESTAMP_BUF_LEN, "%FT%T", tm) == 0) {

It turns out there's a better way to do this (which I didn't know
about either -- thanks Jim Meyering).

Using the gnulib strftime replacement function, you can use %N for
nanoseconds, and you can also use a number in front to get the
required precision.

gnulib strftime is the same function that (GNU) date uses, hence you
can try it out:

$ date '+%T.%3N' ; date '+%T.%N'

The gnulib {,n}strftime function takes extra parameters, one of which
carries the nanosecond value (ns).  Have a look at
hivex.git/.gnulib/tests/test-strftime.c to see an example.


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