[thelist] Get time

Jackson Yee jyee at vt.edu
Mon Sep 30 22:29:01 CDT 2002

"wade" <wade at bayou.com> wrote in message news:3D98C75B.96636AD2 at bayou.com...
> Could anyone help me to figure out how to write a piece of code that says
> if the time now time( ) is greater than 1 hour of the time( )then do
> something.
> I have a script that gets the time as of now and I also have the time of
> (lets say then) stored in a database.
>  how would I write the code to say if the old time is greater than 1 hour
> something?
>           $subtracted_time = $time_now - $stored_database_time;
>                 if ($subtracted_time > mktime(1,0,0,0,0,0))

I'm guessing that you're using PHP, since I'm not familiar with dollar sign
prepended variables and mktime() in any other language.  ;-)

The code that you have should work fine.  Alternatively, you can simply say

if ($time_now > ($stored_database_time + mktime(1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0))

and it would be the same thing.

I use the same code myself to logout users who have been idle for too long,
so let me know how things go.

Jackson Yee
jyee at vt.edu

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