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JavaScript getTime() Method

Date Object Reference JavaScript Date Object

Example

Return the number of milliseconds since 1970/01/01:

var d = new Date();
var n = d.getTime();

The result of n could be:


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Definition and Usage

The getTime() method returns the number of milliseconds between midnight of January 1, 1970 and the specified date.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The getTime() method is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Date.getTime()

Parameters

None.

Return Value

Type Description
Number Milliseconds since midnight January 1, 1970

Technical Details

JavaScript Version: 1.0


More Examples

Example

Calculate the number of years since 1970/01/01:

var minutes = 1000 * 60;
var hours = minutes * 60;
var days = hours * 24;
var years = days * 365;
var d = new Date();
var t = d.getTime();

var y = Math.round(t / years);

The result of y will be:


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Date Object Reference JavaScript Date Object

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