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PHP | DirectoryIterator getATime() Function
  • Last Updated : 26 Nov, 2019

The DirectoryIterator::getATime() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to get the last access time of the current DirectoryIterator item.

Syntax:

int DirectoryIterator::getATime( void )

Parameters: This function does not accept any parameters.

Return Value: This function returns the time of last accessed file as a Unix timestamp.

Below programs illustrate the DirectoryIterator::getATime() function in PHP:



Program 1:




<?php
  
// Create a directory Iterator
$directory = new DirectoryIterator(dirname(__FILE__));
  
// Loop runs while directory is valid
while ($directory->valid()) {
  
    // Check for directory element
    if ($directory->isDir()) {
        $file = $directory->current();
  
        // Display the filename and last accessed time
        echo $file->getFilename() . " | ATime: "
                . $directory->getATime() . "<br>";
    }
  
    // Move to the next element
    $directory->next();
}
?>

Output:

. | ATime: 1574654324
.. | ATime: 1574540515
dashboard | ATime: 1574350724
img | ATime: 1574350724
webalizer | ATime: 1574350718
xampp | ATime: 1574350724

Program 2:




<?php
  
// Create a directory Iterator
$directory = new DirectoryIterator(dirname(__FILE__));
  
// Loop runs for each element of directory
foreach($directory as $dir) {
      
    $file = $directory->current();
      
    // Display the key, filename and its
    // last accessed time
    echo $dir->key() . " => "
        $file->getFilename() . " | ATime: " .
        $dir->getATime() . "<br>";
}
?> 

Output:

0 => . | ATime: 1574654324
1 => .. | ATime: 1574540515
2 => applications.html | ATime: 1574350724
3 => bitnami.css | ATime: 1574350724
4 => dashboard | ATime: 1574350724
5 => favicon.ico | ATime: 1574350724
6 => geeks.PNG | ATime: 1574478578
7 => gfg.php | ATime: 1574654749
8 => img | ATime: 1574350724
9 => index.php | ATime: 1574350723
10 => Sublime Text Build 3211 x64 Setup.exe | ATime: 1574654324
11 => webalizer | ATime: 1574350718
12 => xampp | ATime: 1574350724

Note: The output of this function depends on the content of server folder.

Reference: https://www.php.net/manual/en/directoryiterator.getatime.php




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