PHP - Function gettimeofday()


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Syntax

mixed gettimeofday ( [bool $return_float] );

Definition and Usage

This is an interface to unix system call gettimeofday(2). It returns an associative array containing the data returned from the system call.

Parameters

Sr.No Parameter & Description
1

return_float

Optional. When set to TRUE, a float instead of an array is returned.

Return Value

By default an array is returned. If return_float is set, then a float is returned.

The meaning of the returning array keys −

  • [sec] − seconds since the Unix Epoch
  • [usec] − microseconds
  • [minuteswest] − minutes west of Greenwich
  • [dsttime] − type of dst correction

Example

Following is the usage of this function −

<?php
   print_r(gettimeofday());
   
   echo gettimeofday(true);
?>

This will produce the following result −

Array (
   [sec] => 1073504408
   [usec] => 238215
   [minuteswest] => 0
   [dsttime] => 1
)

1073504408.23910

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