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Re^2: Binary format of time

by ccn (Vicar)
on May 26, 2009 at 07:49 UTC ( #766150=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Binary format of time
in thread Binary format of time

I suspect that time is stored in some ticks but is showed in seconds. Please see the update of original post. I am almost shure that those 8 bytes are time.

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Re^3: Binary format of time
by dHarry (Abbot) on May 26, 2009 at 09:34 UTC

    Thinking 8 bytes and ticks you might want to try the following:

    First four bytes (0-3) | Last four bytes (4-7) --------------------------------------------------- seconds since epoch, | additional micro- e.g. 00:00 1st Jan 1970 | seconds Both four byte values are 32 bit integers.

    However, my first calculations give timestamps nowhere near the ones you provide. Maybe some CCSDS time format was used?

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