relative-microtime

Get the number of microseconds elapsed since January 1, 1970 00:00:00 UTC without fear of clock drift

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relative-microtime
This module returns the number of microseconds elapsed since January 1, 1970 00:00:00 UTC.
Note: The returned number of microseconds are locked relative to a specific time and is therefore not subject to clock drift. This is contrary to how Date.now() operates, whos return value (in milliseconds) is always based on the system clock.
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Installation

npm install relative-microtime --save

Usage

const timer = require('relative-microtime')()

const milli = Date.now()
const micro = timer()

console.log(milli) // 1537446194859
console.log(micro) // 1537446194859132

Gotcha

API

timer = microtime()

Sync the microtime clock to the UTC wall clock.
Returns a timer function synced with the UTC time when microtime() was called. Any clock drift that happens after the call to microtime() will not influence the returned timer.

timer()

Returns a Number representing the microseconds elapsed since the UNIX epoch.

License

MIT