Posts Tagged ‘Relaive time’

Oct 27th


Relative time in PHP with flexible detail level

7 years 9 months ago comment 3 Comments

This post describes how you can display relative or nicer time values like 10 days, 4 hours and 6 minutes ago instead of a date like 26 October, 2009 6:45 PM. The function is flexible enough to take a parameter for the details level you desire – for example, in the above example, the detail level was 3. So, it displays days, hours and minutes. If it was 4, it would have displayed seconds too. If we were using an older date, detail level of 3 might have displayed years, months and weeks.