Get current hour / minute / second in Haskell

Problem:

Using haskell, you want to get the current hour / minute / second (for the current timezone) as integral values.

Solution:

You need the time package for this task. Use cabal install time to install it.

Also see this previous blogpost on how to get the current year / month / date.

import Data.Time.Clock
import Data.Time.LocalTime

main = do
    now <- getCurrentTime
    timezone <- getCurrentTimeZone
    let (TimeOfDay hour minute second) = localTimeOfDay $ utcToLocalTime timezone now
    putStrLn $ "Hour: " ++ show hour
    putStrLn $ "Minute: " ++ show minute
    -- Note: Second is of type @[email protected]: It contains a fractional part.
    -- Use @[email protected] to convert it to a plain integer.
    putStrLn $ "Second: " ++ show second