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Safe Haskell Safe
Language Haskell2010


POSIX time, if you need to deal with timestamps and the like. Most people won't need this module.

You can use POSIXTime to obtain integer/word timestamps. For example:

import Data.Time
import Data.Time.Clock.POSIX
import Data.Int

nanosSinceEpoch :: UTCTime -> Int64
nanosSinceEpoch =
    floor . (1e9 *) . nominalDiffTimeToSeconds . utcTimeToPOSIXSeconds

main :: IO ()
main = do
    u <- getCurrentTime
    print $ nanosSinceEpoch u

posixDayLength :: NominalDiffTime Source

86400 nominal seconds in every day

type POSIXTime = NominalDiffTime Source

POSIX time is the nominal time since 1970-01-01 00:00 UTC

To convert from a CTime or System.Posix.EpochTime, use realToFrac.

posixSecondsToUTCTime :: POSIXTime -> UTCTime Source

utcTimeToPOSIXSeconds :: UTCTime -> POSIXTime Source

getPOSIXTime :: IO POSIXTime Source

Get the current POSIX time from the system clock.

getCurrentTime :: IO UTCTime Source

Get the current UTCTime from the system clock.

systemToPOSIXTime :: SystemTime -> POSIXTime Source

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