This function formats a local time or date according to locale settings.
The first argument “format” is Required. It specifies how to return the result:
* %a – abbreviated weekday name
* %A – full weekday name
* %b – abbreviated month name
* %B – full month name
* %c – preferred date and time representation
* %C – century number (the year divided by 100, range 00 to 99)
* %d – day of the month (01 to 31)
* %D – same as %m/%d/%y
* %e – day of the month (1 to 31)
* %g – like %G, but without the century
* %G – 4-digit year corresponding to the ISO week number (see %V).
* %h – same as %b
* %H – hour, using a 24-hour clock (00 to 23)
* %I – hour, using a 12-hour clock (01 to 12)
* %j – day of the year (001 to 366)
* %m – month (01 to 12)
* %M – minute
* %n – newline character
* %p – either am or pm according to the given time value
* %r – time in a.m. and p.m. notation
* %R – time in 24 hour notation
* %S – second
* %t – tab character
* %T – current time, equal to %H:%M:%S
* %u – weekday as a number (1 to 7), Monday=1. Warning: In Sun Solaris Sunday=1
* %U – week number of the current year, starting with the first Sunday as the first day of the first week
* %V – The ISO 8601 week number of the current year (01 to 53), where week 1 is the first week that has at least 4 days in the current year, and with Monday as the first day of the week
* %W – week number of the current year, starting with the first Monday as the first day of the first week
* %w – day of the week as a decimal, Sunday=0
* %x – preferred date representation without the time
* %X – preferred time representation without the date
* %y – year without a century (range 00 to 99)
* %Y – year including the century
* %Z or %z – time zone or name or abbreviation
* %% – a literal % character
The second argument “timestamp” is Optional. It specifies the date or time to be formatted. If no timestamp is specified, it uses the current local time.
Note: This function is identical to gmstrftime() except that the time returned is local time.
echo(strftime("%b %d %Y %X", mktime(20,0,0,12,30,11))."
"); echo(gmstrftime("%b %d %Y %X", mktime(20,0,0,12,30,11))."
"); //Print the current date, time, and time zone. echo(gmstrftime("It is %a on %b %d, %Y, %X time zone: %Z",time()));
Dec 30 2011 20:00:00
Dec 30 2011 20:00:00
It is Sun on Apr 10, 2011, 10:50:01 time zone: India Standard Time