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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

Method
getTime() Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

Date.getTime()

Parameters

None

Technical Details

Return Value: A Number, representing the number of milliseconds since midnight January 1, 1970
JavaScript Version: 1.0

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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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