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PHP getdate() Function


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Definition and Usage

The getdate() function is used to get information about a particular date/time. It accepts an optional parameter specifying the time stamp of which you need the info about. If you haven't passed any argument, this function returns information about the current local time.

Syntax

getdate([$timestamp])

Parameters

Sr.No Parameter & Description
1 timestamp

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

Return Values

PHP getdate() function returns an array containing the information about the given time/date.

PHP Version

This function was first introduced in PHP Version 4 and, works with all the later versions.

Example

Following example demonstrates the usage of the getdate() function −

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

This will produce 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
)

Example

Now, lets try passing a timestamp to this function −

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

This will produce 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
)
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