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JavaScript toUTCString() Method

Date Object Reference JavaScript Date Object

Example

Convert a Date object to a string, according to universal time:

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

The result of n will be:


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Definition and Usage

The toUTCString() method converts a Date object to a string, according to universal time.

Tip: The Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) is the time set by the World Time Standard.

Note: UTC time is the same as GMT time.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

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


Syntax

Date.toUTCString()

Parameters

None.

Return Value

Type Description
String The UTC date and time as a string

Technical Details

JavaScript Version: 1.3


Date Object Reference JavaScript Date Object

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