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#1 birdie

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 11:19 PM

hi, i know this is probably a newbie question but i usually do timestamp => date.

say i have a variable,

$var = "Mar 5, 2003";

how would i be able to convert this to a unix timestamp? would i use strtotime or something?

thanks for your help, its greatly appreciated

#2 .josh

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 11:42 PM

if you pull out the day month and year from that string, you can do it like so:

$timestamp = mktime(0,0,0,$month, $day,$year);

edit: btw those first 3 zeros are for hours, minutes and seconds

$timestamp = mktime($hour,$minute,$second,$month,$day,$year);
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#3 wildteen88

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 08:27 AM

Or you can just use strtotime converts a valid date string to a UNIX timestamp.

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 03:30 PM

[!--quoteo(post=372528:date=May 9 2006, 09:27 AM:name=wildteen88)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(wildteen88 @ May 9 2006, 09:27 AM) View Post[/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]
Or you can just use strtotime converts a valid date string to a UNIX timestamp.
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thanks violent, helps alot. Wildteen, are u sure that would work with any random date?




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