Parse a time/date generated with strftime()


strptime ( string $date , string $format ) : array


date (string)

The string to parse (e.g. returned from strftime()).

format (string)

The format used in date (e.g. the same as used in strftime()). Note that some of the format options available to strftime() may not have any effect within strptime(); the exact subset that are supported will vary based on the operating system and C library in use. For more information about the format options, read the strftime() page.


Returns an array or FALSE on failure.

Parameters Description
"tm_sec" Seconds after the minute (0-61)
"tm_min" Minutes after the hour (0-59)
"tm_hour" Hour since midnight (0-23)
"tm_mday" Day of the month (1-31)
"tm_mon" Months since January (0-11)
"tm_year" Years since 1900
"tm_wday" Days since Sunday (0-6)
"tm_yday" Days since January 1 (0-365)
"unparsed" the date part which was not recognized using the specified format



$format = '%d/%m/%Y %H:%M:%S';
$strf = strftime($format);

echo "$strf\n";

print_r(strptime($strf, $format));

27/10/2021 22:32:07
    [tm_sec] => 7
    [tm_min] => 32
    [tm_hour] => 22
    [tm_mday] => 27
    [tm_mon] => 9
    [tm_year] => 121
    [tm_wday] => 3
    [tm_yday] => 299
    [unparsed] => 


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