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PHP: gettimeofday() function

Description

The gettimeofday() function is used to get current time information.

Version:

(PHP 4 and above)

Syntax:

gettimeofday(return_float)

Parameters:

Name Description Required /
Optional
Type
return_float When setting to TRUE, a float instead of an array is returned. Optional Float

Return value:

An associative array. If return_float is set, then a float is returned.
Array elements details:

Key Description
sec seconds since the Unix Epoch.
usec Microseconds.
minuteswest Minutes west of Greenwich.
dsttime Type of dst correction

Example:

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

Output:

Array  ([sec] => 1281420398 [usec] => 985536 [minuteswest] => 0  [dsttime] => 0  )

Note : Since the current time is not static, therefore the output may vary.

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See also

PHP Function Reference

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