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PHP | getdate() Function

  • Last Updated : 03 Jul, 2018

The getdate() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to get date/time information of the current local date/time.

Syntax:

getdate($timestamp)

Parameters: The getdate() function accepts one parameter and it is described below:

  • $timestamp: It is an optional parameter which specifies an integer unix timestamp. Default is the current local time (time()).

Return Value:
The function returns an array with information of the timestamp.

  • [seconds] – seconds
  • [minutes] – minutes
  • [hours] – hours
  • [mday] – day of the month
  • [wday] – day of the week
  • [mon] – month
  • [year] – year
  • [yday] – day of the year
  • [weekday] – name of the weekday
  • [month] – name of the month
  • [0] – seconds since Unix Epoch

Below programs illustrate the getdate() function in PHP:
Program 1:






<?php
// PHP program to illustrate 
// getdate() function
  
print_r(getdate());
?>
Output:
Array
(
    [seconds] => 40
    [minutes] => 25
    [hours] => 6
    [mday] => 3
    [wday] => 2
    [mon] => 7
    [year] => 2018
    [yday] => 183
    [weekday] => Tuesday
    [month] => July
    [0] => 1530599140
)

Program 2:




<?php
  
// Unix timestamp for date 
// 27-june-2018 10:10:10 
// is 1530094210
  
$y = 1530094210;
$today = getdate($y);
  
print_r($today);
?>
Output:
Array
(
    [seconds] => 10
    [minutes] => 10
    [hours] => 10
    [mday] => 27
    [wday] => 3
    [mon] => 6
    [year] => 2018
    [yday] => 177
    [weekday] => Wednesday
    [month] => June
    [0] => 1530094210
)

Reference: http://php.net/manual/en/function.getdate.php

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