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Request #2155 amusing interaction between date() and filemtime(), when filemtime() is false
Submitted: 1999-08-25 17:24 UTC Modified: 2001-02-10 13:40 UTC
From: seth at psy dot au dot dk Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Feature/Change Request
PHP Version: 3.0.12 OS: Linux 2.2.5
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [1999-08-25 17:24 UTC] seth at psy dot au dot dk
The following code fragment should be self-explanatory

$dbtime=date("d-m-Y", filemtime("/var/lib/mysql/sample/DBase.ISD"));
print "(Databases last updated: " . $dbtime . ")\n"

Recently I moved the script to another machine, where the file named
in filemtime did not exist.

The result:

(Databases last updated: 01-01-1970)

No big deal.  But maybe date() should respond to whatever
filemtime() returns ( "false" according to the man page) with
an error message.



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 [2001-02-10 13:40 UTC]
date takes an int, false gets converted to 0, and that is 1.1.1970.
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