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C _dos_getdate() function : C Reference



Gets DOS system date in C Programming :

void _dos_getdate(struct dosdate_t *datep);

dosdate_t Structure and Structure Members :

struct dosdate_t {
   unsigned char day;        /* 1--31 */
   unsigned char month;      /* 1--12 */
   unsigned int  year;       /* 1980--2099 */
   unsigned char dayofweek;  /* 0--6; 0 = Sunday */
 };
  • This structure is used by _dos_getdate() and _dos_setdate() function.
  • _dos_getdate fills in the dosdate_t structure *datep with the system’s current date.

C Program to Get/print System Day,Month and year :

#include <dos.h>
#include <stdio.h>

int main(void)
{
  struct dosdate_t d;
  _dos_getdate(&d);
  printf("The current year is: %d\n", d.year);
  printf("The current day is: %d\n", d.day);
  printf("The current month is: %d\n", d.month);
  return 0;
}

Output :

The current year is: 2012
The current day is: 18
The current month is: 1