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gettimeofday

Get current time (PHP 4, PHP 5)
mixed gettimeofday ( [bool return_float] )

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

VersionDescription
5.1.0 The return_float parameter was added.

Examples

Example 450. 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