JSI Tip 8187. How can I retrieve the current time in a 2 digit hour, minute, second, and hundredth of a second?


Using a technique similar to the Universal Date Parser, I have scripted WhatTime.bat to retrieve the current time.

The syntax for using WhatTime.bat is:

call WhatTime Hour Minute Second Hsec

Where:

Hour   is a call directed environment variable that will contain the 2 digit hour, 00-23.
Minute is a call directed environment variable that will contain the 2 digit minute, 00-59.
Second is a call directed environment variable that will contain the 2 digit second, 00-59.
Hsec   is a call directed environment variable that will contain the 2 digit hundredth of a seconds, 00-99.
NOTE: See How can I retrieve the current time in numeric environment variables?

WhatTime.bat contains:

@echo off
if \{%4\}==\{\} @echo Syntax WhatTime Hour Minute Second Hsec&goto :EOF
for /f "tokens=5-8 delims=:. " %%h in ('@echo.^|time') do (
 set /a %1=100%%h%%100 + 100
 set %2=%%i
 set %3=%%j
 set %4=%%k
)
call set %1=%%%1:~1^,2%%



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