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gettimeofday

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

gettimeofdayGet current time

Description

mixed gettimeofday ([ bool $return_float = false ] )

This is an interface to gettimeofday(2). It returns an associative array containing the data returned from the system call.

Parameters

return_float

When set to TRUE, a float instead of an array is returned.

Return Values

By default an array is returned. If return_float is set, then a float is returned.

Array keys:

  • "sec" - seconds since the Unix Epoch
  • "usec" - microseconds
  • "minuteswest" - minutes west of Greenwich
  • "dsttime" - type of dst correction

Changelog

Version Description
5.1.0 The return_float parameter was added.

Examples

Example #1 gettimeofday() example

<?php
print_r
(gettimeofday());

echo 
gettimeofday(true);
?>

The above example will output something similar to:

Array
(
    [sec] => 1073504408
    [usec] => 238215
    [minuteswest] => 0
    [dsttime] => 1
)

1073504408.23910

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