PHP - Function gmstrftime()


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Syntax

string gmstrftime ( string $format [, int $timestamp] );

Definition and Usage

Behaves the same as strftime() except that the time returned is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Parameters

Parameter Description
format

required.Specifies how to return the result −

  • %a − abbreviated weekday name

  • %A − full weekday name

  • %b − abbreviated month name

  • %B − full month name

  • %c − preferred date and time representation

  • %C − century number (the year divided by 100, range 00 to 99)

  • %d − day of the month (01 to 31)

  • %D − same as %m/%d/%y

  • %e − day of the month (1 to 31)

  • %g − like %G, but without the century

  • %G − 4-digit year corresponding to the ISO week number (see %V).

  • %h − same as %b

  • %H − hour, using a 24-hour clock (00 to 23)

  • %I − hour, using a 12-hour clock (01 to 12)

  • %j − day of the year (001 to 366)

  • %m − month (01 to 12)

  • %M − minute

  • %n − newline character

  • %p − either am or pm according to the given time value

  • %r − time in a.m. and p.m. notation

  • %R − time in 24 hour notation

  • %S − second

  • %t − tab character

  • %T − current time, equal to %H:%M:%S

  • %u − weekday as a number (1 to 7), Monday=1. Warning: In Sun Solaris Sunday=1

  • %U − week number of the current year, starting with the first Sunday as the first day of the first week

  • %V − The ISO 8601 week number of the current year (01 to 53), where week 1 is the first week that has at least 4 days in the current year, and with Monday as the first day of the week.

  • %W − week number of the current year, starting with the first Monday as the first day of the first week

  • %w − day of the week as a decimal, Sunday=0

  • %x − preferred date representation without the time

  • %X − preferred time representation without the date

  • %y − year without a century (range 00 to 99)

  • %Y − year including the century

  • %Z or %z − time zone or name or abbreviation

  • %% − a literal % character

timestamp Optional. This is an integer Unix timestamp that defaults to the current local time if a timestamp is not given. In other words, it defaults to the value of time().

Return Value

Returns a string formatted according to the given format string using the given timestamp or the current local time if no timestamp is given.

Example

Following is the usage of this function −

<?php
   setlocale(LC_TIME, 'en_US');
   
   echo strftime("%b %d %Y %H:%M:%S", mktime(20, 0, 0, 12, 31, 2005)) . "\n";
   echo gmstrftime("%b %d %Y %H:%M:%S", mktime(20, 0, 0, 12, 31, 2005)) . "\n";
?>

This will produce the following result −

Dec 31 2005 20:00:00
Jan 01 2006 03:00:00

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