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PHP: time() function

Description

The time() function returns the current time as Unix timestamp. The Unix timestamp measures time as a number of seconds since midnight of Greenwich Mean Time on January 1, 1970.

Version:

(PHP 4 and above)

Syntax:

time()

Return value:

Current Unix timestamp

Value Type: Integer.

Example:

<?php
$curr_time  = time();
echo(date('D F d Y', $curr_time));
?>

Sample Output:

Tue October 03 2017

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

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See also

PHP Function Reference



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