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PHP: getdate() function


The getdate() function accepts a timestamp and returns an associative array that contains the date and time information for a Unix timestamp.


(PHP 4 and above)




Name Description Required /
timestamp Unix timestamp.
Default value : current local time.
Required String

Return value:

An associative array. Details are as follows:

Key Description Example returned values
seconds Numeric value of seconds. 0 to 59
minutes Numeric value of minutes. 0 to 59
hours Numeric value of hours. 0 to 23
mday Numeric value of the day of the month. 1 to 31
wday Numeric value of the day of the week. 0(for Sunday) through 6 (for Saturday)
mon Numeric value of a month. 1 through 12
year Four-digit numeric value of a year. Examples: 1999 or 2003
yday Numeric value of the day of the year. 0 through 365
weekday Full name of the day of the week. Sunday through Saturday
month Full name of a month. January through December
0 Seconds since the Unix Epoch, similar to the values returned by time() and used by date(). System Dependent, typically -2147483648 through 2147483647

Value Type: Array


$tod = getdate(date("U"));

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See also

PHP Function Reference

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