[erlang-questions] Current time in milliseconds

Mazen Harake <>
Sun Dec 7 11:14:09 CET 2008


All three fields represent 1 single time down to Microsecs precision, 
this means that Microsecs shows how many microseconds in the current 
second and how many seconds into megaseconds...

megasecond is just a way to say 1,000,000 seconds.

/Mazen

Ahmed Ali wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I found now() function which returns {MegaSecs, Secs, Microsecs}. Now
> the next question is what is MegaSecs? and is Microsecs value is the
> number of microseconds in this second or is it also since zero hour
> (00:00 GMT, January 1, 1970)?
>
> Best regards,
> Ahmed
>
> On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 6:31 PM, Ahmed Ali <> wrote:
>   
>> Hi List,
>>
>> I'd like to get the current time in milliseconds. I've been looking
>> around but couldn't find a way to do this in Erlang. Can anyone please
>> help?
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Ahmed
>>
>>     
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