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       __pmParseCtime - convert ctime(3) string to tm structure


       #include <pcp/pmapi.h>
       #include <pcp/impl.h>

       int __pmParseCtime(const char *string, struct tm *rslt, char **errmsg)

       cc ... -lpcp


       __pmParseCtime  reverses the asctime(3C) function.  It accepts a string
       specifying a time, and fills in the given tm structure.

       Either a fully specified asctime(3C) string like "Mon Mar   4  13:07:47
       1996"  or  a  partially  specified time like ’1996", "Mar 1996", "Mar 4
       1996", "Mar", "13:07:47", "13:07", "Mar 4  13:07:47",...  is  accepted.
       In  addition, the seconds component may be a floating point number, for
       example "13:07:47.5".  The 12 hour clock is also supported, so  "13:07"
       and "1:07 pm" are equivalent.

       __pmParseCtime   returns   0  if  successful.   It  returns  -1  and  a
       dynamically allocated error message string  in  errmsg,  if  the  given
       string does not parse.  Be sure to free(3C) the error message string.

       The tm structure returned in rslt should only be used as an argument to
       the __pmConvertTime function, as it contains encoded  information  that
       will only be correctly interpreted by __pmConvertTime.


       PMAPI(3),  pmParseInterval(3), __pmConvertTime(3) and __pmParseTime(3).