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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006

    time formatting

    I am doing a homework problem that involves converting military time from an imput file to civilian time. To do this I have used two variable to define the hours and minutes (H and M).

    My problem arises when the minutes is less than 10. An example: 6:9 P.M. This time is obviously meant to display 6:09 P.M., but I don't know how to make it do so without setting up multiple loops (M<10){ cout<<H<<":"<<"0"<<M<<endl;}

    In short, I want to know how to decalre a varible to be atleast 2 digits, thus filling in zeros whenever the value is less than 10.

    Thanks for any help,

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    You don't need a special variable here. Simply check the that minutes variable is smaller than 10, and if so print 0 before the minutes. It's best to format the hours, minutes and seconds as separate strings (not digits) and then dispaly these three strings using cout.
    Danny Kalev

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