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(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

timeReturn current Unix timestamp

Description

int time ( void )

Returns the current time measured in the number of seconds since the Unix Epoch (January 1 1970 00:00:00 GMT).

Examples

Example #1 time() example

<?php
$nextWeek 
time() + (24 60 60);
                   
// 7 days; 24 hours; 60 mins; 60 secs
echo 'Now:       'date('Y-m-d') ."\n";
echo 
'Next Week: 'date('Y-m-d'$nextWeek) ."\n";
// or using strtotime():
echo 'Next Week: 'date('Y-m-d'strtotime('+1 week')) ."\n";
?>

The above example will output something similar to:

Now:       2005-03-30
Next Week: 2005-04-06
Next Week: 2005-04-06

Notes

Tip

Timestamp of the start of the request is available in $_SERVER['REQUEST_TIME'] since PHP 5.1.

See Also

  • date() - Format a local time/date
  • microtime() - Return current Unix timestamp with microseconds



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