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NAME

       __pmParseCtime - convert ctime(3) string to tm structure

C SYNOPSIS

       #include <pcp/pmapi.h>
       #include <pcp/impl.h>

       int __pmParseCtime(const char *string, struct tm *rslt, char **errmsg);

       cc ... -lpcp

DESCRIPTION

       __pmParseCtime  reverses the asctime(3C) function.  It accepts a string specifying a time,
       and fills in the given tm structure.

       Either a fully specified asctime(3C) string like "Mon Mar  4 13:07:47 1996" or a partially
       specified  time  like '1996", "Mar 1996", "Mar 4 1996", "Mar", "13:07:47", "13:07", "Mar 4
       13:07:47",... is accepted.  In addition, the seconds component may  be  a  floating  point
       number,  for  example  "13:07:47.5".   The 12 hour clock is also supported, so "13:07" and
       "1:07 pm" are equivalent.

       __pmParseCtime returns 0 if successful.  It returns -1 and a dynamically  allocated  error
       message  string  in  errmsg,  if the given string does not parse.  Be sure to free(3C) the
       error message string.

       The  tm  structure  returned  in  rslt  should  only  be  used  as  an  argument  to   the
       __pmConvertTime  function,  as it contains encoded information that will only be correctly
       interpreted by __pmConvertTime.

SEE ALSO

       PMAPI(3), pmParseInterval(3), __pmConvertTime(3) and __pmParseTime(3).