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Re: [SLUG] c code timing function.
- To: Alex Salmon <email@example.com>, SLUG Mailing List <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] c code timing function.
- From: Erich Schulz <erich@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Aug 7 22:06:44 2000
- Organization: Instrumental Technologies
- Reply-to: erich@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
You can use signals and system timers, for example see the "alarm" and
"setitimer" functions in the libc info files. You also need to work out how to
write a signal handler.
If you do not need too much precision, you can use the "sleep" function in a
On Mon, 07 Aug 2000, you wrote:
> hi all
> i am writing a c program and i want it to lie dormant then every say 5
> mins wake up and test somthing and then lie again. It has to be c native
> so i can port it but it must work in linux for the moment, i have
> thought about using time_t but to test that i end up in
> endless loops and all sorts of ugly things.
> is there a way to wake up a prog every x seconds in C so no scripts please
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