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icudate: a sample program which displays the current date
This sample demonstrates
Formatting a date
Outputting text in the default codepage to the console
date.c Main source file
uprint.h codepage output convenience header
uprint.h codepage output convenience implementation
date.sln Windows MSVC workspace. Double-click this to get started.
date.vcproj Windows MSVC project file
To Build icudate on Windows
1. Install and build ICU
2. In MSVC, open the workspace file icu\samples\date\date.sln
3. Choose a Debug or Release build.
4. Build.
To Run on Windows
1. Start a command shell window
2. Add ICU's bin directory to the path, e.g.
set PATH=c:\icu\bin;%PATH%
(Use the path to where ever ICU is on your system.)
3. cd into the icudate directory, e.g.
cd c:\icu\source\samples\date\debug
4. Run it (Warning: Be careful, 'date' is also a system command on many systems)
To Build on Unixes
1. Build ICU. icudate is built automatically by default unless samples are turned off.
Specify an ICU install directory when running configure,
using the --prefix option. The steps to build ICU will look something
like this:
cd <icu directory>/source
runConfigureICU <platform-name> --prefix <icu install directory> [other options]
gmake all
2. Install ICU,
gmake install
To Run on Unixes
cd <icu directory>/source/samples/date
gmake check
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=<icu install directory>/lib:.:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
Note: The name of the LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable is different on some systems.
If in doubt, run the sample using "gmake check", and note the name of
the variable that is used there. LD_LIBRARY_PATH is the correct name
for Linux and Solaris.