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PHP gettimeofday() Function

PHP Date/Time PHP Date/Time Reference

Example

Return the current time:

<?php
// Print the array from gettimeofday()
print_r(gettimeofday());

// Print the float from gettimeofday()
echo gettimeofday(true);
?>

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Definition and Usage

The gettimeofday() function returns the current time.


Syntax

gettimeofday(return_float);

Parameter Description
return_float Optional. When set to TRUE, a float instead of an array is returned. Default is FALSE

Technical Details

Return Value: Returns an associative array by default, with the following array keys:
  • [sec] - seconds since the Unix Epoch
  • [usec] - microseconds
  • [minuteswest] - minutes west of Greenwich
  • [dsttime] - type of dst correction
If the return_float parameter is set to true, a float is returned
PHP Version: 4+
Changelog: PHP 5.1.0: The return_float parameter was added


PHP Date/Time PHP Date/Time Reference

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