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Convert to Unix Timestamp

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Hello

How can I convert a date into the Unix timestamp?

I don't really mind what format the date is in, something like MMDDYY
would be fine, can someone show me what code I would need to do that
please/

Thanks.

There's plenty of functions out there to convert FROM a Unix timestamp
but I can't find any for the other way round.
Feb 7 '08 #1
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It's OK I worked it out using the mktime function, sorry to bother
you.

Here's the code in case anyone else is as dumb as me ;-)

$aDate = explode("/",$date);

$unixtime = mktime(0, 0, 0, $aDate[1], $aDate[0], $aDate[2]);

(This will take the $date in format DD/MM/YY)
Feb 7 '08 #2

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shorter:

strtotime($date);
Feb 7 '08 #3

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jpedrobarbosa wrote:
strtotime($date);
Though that behaves unreliably with dd/mm/(yy)yy dates.
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Feb 8 '08 #4

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didnt know that: thanks ;-)
Feb 8 '08 #5

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