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Bug #18177 Second argument to strtotime has no effect
Submitted: 2002-07-05 05:42 UTC Modified: 2002-07-05 05:43 UTC
From: ph at cpen dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Date/time related
PHP Version: 4.2.1 OS: w2k
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2002-07-05 05:42 UTC] ph at cpen dot com
The second argument for strtotime seems to have no effect.
strtotime("2001-02-02 12:01:01",500);
strtotime("2001-02-02 12:01:01",1000);
strtotime("2001-02-02 12:01:01",time());
strtotime("2001-02-02 12:01:01");
all gives the same output.

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 [2002-07-05 05:43 UTC] derick@php.net
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 [2004-10-11 07:23 UTC] kwils13 at hotmail dot com
I've experienced the same thing (redhat)

int strtotime ( string time [, int now])

... will try to parse that format into a Unix timestamp RELATIVE TO THE TIMESTAMP GIVEN IN NOW, OR THE CURRENT TIME IF NONE IS SUPPLIED. (sorry wasn't sure how else to give emphasis)

echo date("m/d/Y h:i:s",time());
#result: 10/10/2004 10:14:31

echo date("m/d/Y h:i:s",strtotime("+ 1 hour", time()));
#result: 10/10/2004 01:00:00
#expected: 10/10/2004 11:14:31

echo date("m/d/Y h:i:s",strtotime("+ 1 hour"));
#result: 10/10/2004 01:00:00
#expected: 10/10/2004 11:14:31

it appears that strtotime always returns the date at midnight (00:00:00) and is in fact, not relative to the timestamp given in now or the current time if none is supplied.  Suggesting that the second argument seems to have no effect.
 [2004-10-11 19:58 UTC] kwils13 at hotmail dot com
I checked at work and strtotime works properly on php 4.3.3 (also redhat).  However at home I'm using 5.0.
 
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