Stored dates

 BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 04-18-92 (18:11)             Number: 200
From: DAVE EMORY                   Refer#: NONE
  To: SCOTT WUNSCH                  Recvd: NO  
Subj: Stored dates                   Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
In a msg dated <Friday April 17 1992>, Scott Wunsch wrote to All:

 SW>   I am working on a program that uses INT 4Eh/4Fh to retrieve file
 SW> names, and then must process the date returned.  I have tried many
 SW> times to get the two-byte date spread out into day, month and year

Assuming DTA$ was returned from your interrupt call:

if tim&<0 then tim&=tim&+65536
second%=tim& AND &H1F
minute%=(tim&\32) AND &H3F
hour%=(tim&\2048) AND &H1F
day%=dat& AND &H1F
month%=(dat&\32) AND &HF
year%=((dat&\512) AND &H1F)+1980

But don't ask me how it works, please ;-)  TTYL -=- Dave

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