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Finding the date 36 hours ago

mktime seems to only get me 33 hours ago

     

pillsbur

10:46 pm on Feb 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

I am trying to calculate the date and time 36 hours ago. Here is my code currently:

$thirtysixago = date('Y-m-d H:i:s', mktime(date("H")-36));
$now = date('Y-m-d H:i:s');
echo "Now: $now<br />";
echo "36 hours ago: $thirtysixago";

When I run this, I seem to get 33 hours ago, not 36. For instance, here's some recent output:

Now: 2010-02-26 17:43:05
36 hours ago: 2010-02-25 05:43:05

See? 33 hours ago.

I'd appreciate any help with this.

Thanks,
Glenn

Readie

10:53 pm on Feb 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



$year = date(Y);
$month = date(m);
$day = date(d);
$hour = date(H);
$minute = date(i);
$second = date(s);

if($hour >= 12) {
$p_hour = $hour - 12;
$p_day = $day - 1;
} else {
$p_hour = $hour + 12;
$p_day = $day - 2;
}

$p_datetime = $year . '-' . $month . '-' . $p_day . ' ' . $p_hour . ':' . $minute . ':' . $second;


Course - problem with that is you then have to factor in... what if it's the 1st day of the month? or that first day of the first month of the year?

And that didn't occur to me until after I'd posted :/

Readie

11:44 pm on Feb 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



On re-reading your post...

Now: 2010-02-26 17:43:05
36 hours ago: 2010-02-25 05:43:05

Is actually correct... 5 in the evening, 5 in the morning.

pillsbur

12:08 am on Feb 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



Argh. Of course it is. I was confusing myself with the 24-hour part.

Thanks for being a "second pair of eyes".

Glenn
 

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