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Programming PHP, 3rd Edition by Peter MacIntyre, Kevin Tatroe, Rasmus Lerdorf

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Name

strftime

Synopsis

string strftime(string format[, int timestamp])

Formats a time and date according to the format string provided in the first parameter and the current locale. If the second parameter is not specified, the current time and date is used. The following characters are recognized in the format string:

%a

Name of the day of the week as a three-letter abbreviation; e.g., Mon

%A

Name of the day of the week; e.g., Monday

%b

Name of the month as a three-letter abbreviation; e.g., Aug

%B

Name of the month; e.g., August

%c

Date and time in the preferred format for the current locale

%C

The last two digits of the century

%d

Day of the month as two digits, including a leading zero if necessary; e.g., 01 through 31

%D

Same as %m/%d/%y

%e

Day of the month as two digits, including a leading space if necessary; e.g., 1 through 31

%h

Same as %b

%H

Hour in 24-hour format, including a leading zero if necessary; e.g., 00 through 23

%I

Hour in 12-hour format; e.g., 1 through 12

%j

Day of the year, including leading zeros as necessary; e.g., 001 through 366

%m

Month, including a leading zero if necessary; e.g., 01 through 12

%M

Minutes

%n

The newline character (\n)

%p

am or pm

%r

Same as %I:%M:%S %p

%R

Same as %H:%M:%S

%S

Seconds

%t

The tab character (\t)

%T

Same as %H:%M:%S

%u

Numeric day of the week, starting with 1 for Monday

%U

Numeric week of the year, starting with the first Sunday

%V

ISO 8601:1998 numeric week of the year—week 1 starts on the Monday of the first week that has at least four days

%W

Numeric week of the year, starting ...

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