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PHP localtime() Function

PHP Date/Time PHP Date/Time Reference

Example

Print local time as an indexed and as an associative array:

<?php
print_r(localtime());
echo "<br><br>";
print_r(localtime(time(),true));
?>

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Definition and Usage

The localtime() function returns the local time.


Syntax

localtime(timestamp,is_assoc);

Parameter Description
timestamp Optional. Specifies a Unix timestamp that defaults to the current local time, time(), if no timestamp is specified
is_assoc Optional. Specifies whether to return an associative or indexed array. FALSE = the array returned is an indexed array. TRUE = the array returned is an associative array. FALSE is default.

The keys of the associative array are:

  • [tm_sec] - seconds
  • [tm_min] - minutes
  • [tm_hour] - hour
  • [tm_mday] - day of the month
  • [tm_mon] - month of the year (January=0)
  • [tm_year] - Years since 1900
  • [tm_wday] - Day of the week (Sunday=0)
  • [tm_yday] - Day of the year
  • [tm_isdst] - Is daylight savings time in effect

Technical Details

Return Value: Returns an array that contains the components of a Unix timestamp
PHP Version: 4+
Changelog: PHP 5.1.0: Now issues E_STRICT and E_NOTICE time zone errors


PHP Date/Time PHP Date/Time Reference

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