AddOn Studio Wiki
Advertisement

WoW API < GetTime

Returns the system uptime of your computer in seconds, with millisecond precision.

seconds = GetTime();

Parameters[]

Arguments[]

None

Returns[]

seconds 
Floating Point Number - The current system uptime in seconds.

Example[]

seconds = GetTime();
print("Current system uptime is: "..seconds.." seconds!");

> Current system uptime is: 60123.558 seconds!

Details[]

Contrary to what some believe, this does not return your current session time, time since launching the game, or time since the last patch. It returns the time since your own computer booted up.
In Windows, this is acquired through the Windows kernel function GetTickCount(), divided by 1000.
Advertisement