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System variable: TIME$
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Description: The system variable named TIME$ contains the current system time. This variable is an 11-byte string in the format "HH:MM:SS.DD", where "HH" represents the hour in 24-hour format, "MM" represents the minute from 0 to 60, "SS" represents the second from 0 to 60, and "DD" represents the hundredths of a second from 0 to 99.

Even though all Comet systems have a clock, TIME$ is not updated until:

  • the clock is opened and read, or
  • the DSTAT function is used on the clock:

    A$ = DSTAT("CL1")

The name usually configured for the clock is CL1 (although an alternative name can be chosen during system configuration).