# clinks_now

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:
clib_h
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();