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Hi, within my protocol I have an 8 byte value, int64, which contains the number of microseconds since the epoch. What I would like to do is place this into the tree in a human readable format but I'm struggling.

This is what I use to display the value of the int64. msg_header:add(buf(12,8),"Timestamp: " .. buf(12,8):le_int64())

Help would be much appreciated.

Thanks, Bart

asked 01 Apr '16, 05:27

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Found my own answer.

msg_header:add(buf(12,8),"Timestamp: " .."%x %X",(buf(12,8):le_int64()):tonumber()/1000000) .. "." .. (buf(12,8):le_int64()):tonumber()%1000000)

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answered 01 Apr '16, 08:46

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