timestamp, a C code which prints the YMDHMS date as a timestamp.

This is useful when documenting the run of a program. By including a timestamp, the output of the program will always contain a clear indication of when it was created. Other indicators, such as the file timestamp, may be misleading or subject to unintentional modification.


The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the MIT license


timestamp is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version and an Octave version and a Python version and an R version.

Related Data and Programs:

timer_test, C codes which demonstrate how to compute CPU time or elapsed time.


WTIME, a C code which returns a reading of the wall clock time in seconds.

Source Code:

Last revised on 18 August 2019.