Getting the date in BST

Posted on 2007-08-07
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Hi guys,
in PHP i create a date/time using GMDATE(), does anyone know of how I can get the time/date in BST (British Summer Time)

Question by:fox_statton
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A lot of hosting companies will leave the servers on GMT to keep international clients happy. You can use the time() function.
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Eternal_Student earned 1000 total points
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Here is a script to detect whether we are in BST or GMT:

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gmdate() return UTC (aka GMT aka Greenwich Mean Time),
If you want your local time then use date()

If you need to calculate absolute times based on any timezone your need to do it yourself. For example if your system returns UTC and you want GMT-1, then call it like:

  gmdate("your format", time()-(60*60));

IIRC, PHP itself cannot do it (as usual):

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