Thursday, November 19, 2020

PHP | getdate() Function

PHP getdate() Function


Hello dear readers! welcome back to another edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about the getdate() Function in PHP.

The built-in getdate() function is used to get information about a particular date/time. It accepts an optional parameter specifying the timestamp of which you need the information about. If you have not passed any argument, then this function returns information about the current local time.

Syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

getdate([$timestamp])


Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameter & Description
1timestamp

(Optional)This represents the timestamp specifying the time/date about which you need the information.


Return Value

This built-in function returns an array containing the information about the given date and time.

PHP Version

This function was first introduced as part of core PHP version 4 and, it works with all the later versions.

Example1

Following example demonstrates the usage of the PHP getdate() function -

<?php
   $info = getdate();
   print_r($info); 
?>

Output

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

Array
(
    [seconds] => 34
    [minutes] => 52
    [hours] => 12
    [mday] => 8
    [wday] => 5
    [mon] => 5
    [year] => 2020
    [yday] => 128
    [weekday] => Friday
    [month] => May
    [0] => 1588942354
)

Example2

Now, let's try passing a timestamp to this function -

<?php
   $timestamp = time()-(23*12*30);
   $info = getdate($timestamp);
   print_r($info); 
?>

Output

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

Array
(
    [seconds] => 29
    [minutes] => 49
    [hours] => 10
    [mday] => 8
    [wday] => 5
    [mon] => 5
    [year] => 2020
    [yday] => 128
    [weekday] => Friday
    [month] => May
    [0] => 1588934969
)


Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about the PHP gettimeofday() Function.

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