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Is there a way to add a timestamp when finished uploading to server?
For example:
An image named Testing.jpg is uploaded to the server.
I want it to automatically be renamed to
Maybe the following code could help you while fixing my script.
$date = new DateTime();
$date->format('U = Y_m_d-H:i:s')
My current code:

if((!empty($_FILES["uploaded_file"])) && ($_FILES['uploaded_file']['error'] == 0)) {
  $filename = basename($_FILES['uploaded_file']['name']);
  $ext = substr($filename, strrpos($filename, '.') + 1);
  if (($ext == "jpg") && ($_FILES["uploaded_file"]["type"] == "image/jpeg") && 
    ($_FILES["uploaded_file"]["size"] < 350000000)) {
      $newname = dirname(__FILE__).'/Uploads/'.$filename;
      if (!file_exists($newname)) {
        if ((move_uploaded_file($_FILES['uploaded_file']['tmp_name'],$newname))) {
           echo "It's done! The file has been saved as: ".$newname;
        } else {
           echo "Error: A problem occurred during file upload!";
      } else {
         echo "Error: File ".$_FILES["uploaded_file"]["name"]." already exists";
  } else {
     echo "Error: Only .jpg images under 350000Kb are accepted for upload";
} else {
 echo "Error: No file uploaded";

PS: I have only recently started to learn PHP coding (About 3 days ago)
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Thanks so much!


But may I ask why in the tutorial it says 

$date = new DateTime();

echo $date->format('U = Y_m_d-H:i:s')


instead of


echo date('Y_m_d-H:i:s')?


date() is a date formatting function.  The DateTime class can format a date / time but it has many more features to manipulate dates and times etc.  Since all you needed was to format todays date, I didn't see any need to create an object.

Edited by AbraCadaver
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