gettimeofday() | Get Current Time in PHP | Date Time Function

gettimeofday() function in php


If you want to get the current time of the day, then here is an inbuilt function i.e. gettimeofday(). This function gives time in seconds.

Let's have a look on the function:-

gettimeofday() function gives an associative array. This function contains one parameter which is optional.


# float_value: If this parameter is set as true then the function returns a float value instead of an array.

In this associative array the returned values have their own meaning. These are:-

1. sec => Defines the seconds since the Unix Epoch

2. usec => Defines the microseconds

3. minuteswest => Defines the minutes west of Greenwich

4. dsttime => This defines the type of dst correction

// Get the array from gettimeofday()


//Not get only float value from gettimeofday()
$currenttime= gettimeofday(true);
echo $currenttime;


Also you can format the output after returning the time.

echo $currenttime['sec'].$currenttime['usec'];


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