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STRTOTIME

STRTOTIME is an abbreviation of STRing TO TIME


Takes an English date format and will try to parse that format into a Unix timestamp.

php.net/manual/en/function.strtotime.php

European Dates such as 15-05-2021 should have a dash as a seperator whereas the US format of 05/15/2021 needs to have a forward slash.

Other examples are

  • "now"
  • "10 September 2050"
  • "+1 day"
  • "+1 week"
  • "+1 week 2 days 4 hours 2 seconds"
  • "next Thursday"
  • "last Monday"
Number Name Default Type Description
1 time String Time to convert. See php.net/manual/en/datetime.formats.php for valid formats.
2 now time() Integer The timestamp which is used as a base for the calculation of relative dates.
Example
1621036800 15-05-2021
1624256164 now
1621036800 15 May 2021
1624342564 +1 day
1624860964 +1 week
1625048166 +1 week 2 days 4 hours 2 seconds
1624492800 next Thursday
1623628800 last Monday
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