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PHP: Error "Call to undefined function now()"

Question by Guest | 2016-07-24 at 17:52

I want to retrieve the current date using PHP and I have written the following code for that:

$d = now();

echo date("d.m.Y", $d));

However, I get the following error when running this lines:

Fatal error: 
Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function now()

What am I doing wrong? How can I fix this error? And how can I determine and get the current timestamp in PHP as variable?

1Best Answer7 Votes

The function now() is indeed available in some other programming languages, but not in PHP. There, for the same purpose, you can use the function time() instead:

$d = time();

echo date("d.m.Y", $d));

This code should output the current date.
2016-07-25 at 15:11

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