I would like to know what the current date or time is via my php based script? Can you provide me the sample php code to display current date and time?
PHP has inbuilt functions to display current date and time.
PHP date/time functions[a] strftime() : Format a local time/date according to locale settings using php. [b] date() : Format a local time/date using php.
Examples: PHP show current date and time
Consider the following simple php script example:
<?php print strftime('%c'); ?>
Mon Apr 23 01:22:58 2007
You need to pass format such as %c to strftime() to print date and time representation for the current system. You can use following format characters:
- %m – month as a decimal number (range 01 to 12)
- %d – day of the month as a decimal number (range 01 to 31)
- %Y – year as a decimal number including the century
- You can see the complete format conversion specifiers online here
You can also use date() as follows:
<?php print date('r'); print "\n"; print date('D, d M Y H:i:s T'); print "\n"; ?>
Mon, 23 Apr 2007 01:29:56 +0530 Mon, 23 Apr 2007 01:35:14 IST
You need to pass r format conversion to print formatted date. See the complete format conversion specifiers online here.