Erlang - now


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This method returns the tuple {MegaSecs, Secs, MicroSecs} which is the elapsed time since 00:00 GMT, January 1, 1970.

Syntax

now()

Parameters

  • None

Return Value

Returns the tuple {MegaSecs, Secs, MicroSecs} which is the elapsed time since 00:00 GMT, January 1, 1970.

For example

-module(helloworld). 
-export([start/0]). 

start() -> 
   io:fwrite("~p~n",[erlang:now()]).

Output

When we run the above program, we will get the following result. Depending on the system, the output will differ.

{1460,893073,767749}
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