clinks.u4.v = clinks_now()

	This function returns the number of seconds since 1 Jan 1972 00:00:00 CST.
	This measure of time is called clinks.  Although it references CST in its
	definition it is not a "local" time, because it increments by 1 uniformly
	for each second even at the transistions to and from daylight savings time.
	Therefore it is simply the value of UTC ctime/time_t minus 2 years and 6
	hours of worth of seconds.

	This function returns status values as follows:

	time in clinks at the time this routine is called

	This function requires the following include files:


	Related functions:

	clinks_to_date, clinks_to_day_of_week_c, date_to_clinks,
	get_date_clinks, convert_compare_date_to_clinks, 
	db_date_to_clinks, db_date_to_date_c, clinks_is_dst_c,
	convert_seconds_c, clinks_to_special_time_c,
	clinks_to_seconds_into_day_c, timezone_info

	C/C++ usage:

	unsigned int	clinks;

	clinks = clinks_now();