[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
?
Solved

Function to convert 'd-m-Y' date to crontab format (* * * * *)

Posted on 2009-05-13
4
Medium Priority
?
1,048 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hi
Has anyone got a function to convert dates in 'Y-m-d' or 'd-m-Y' format to the crontab format * * * * *  ?
Thanks
tr5
0
Comment
Question by:tr5
4 Comments
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:hernst42
ID: 24373152
It's just

function crontabtime($datestr) {
list($y,$m,$d) = explode('-', $datestr);
if ($y > 31) list($d, $,m, $y);
return "0 0 $d $m *";
}

Not possible to use year
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:Jonah11
ID: 24373235
hi hernst,

can you explain what is happening in this code:

if ($y > 31) list($d, $,m, $y);
return "0 0 $d $m *";

what is the significance of 31?  also, i've never seen list() used when it was not followed by an "=" sign.  can you explain your usage above?

thanks,
jonah
0
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
Hube02 earned 2000 total points
ID: 24373286
You could also try the following:
$date = '2009-10-21';
$date = date('i H d m w', strtotime($date));
echo $date;

Open in new window

0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:tr5
ID: 31580890
Thanks
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Cloud and Mobile-First Strategy

Maybe you’ve fully adopted the cloud since the beginning. Or maybe you started with on-prem resources but are pursuing a “cloud and mobile first” strategy. Getting to that end state has its challenges. Discover how to build out a 100% cloud and mobile IT strategy in this webinar.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article discusses four methods for overlaying images in a container on a web page
Many old projects have bad code, but the budget doesn't exist to rewrite the codebase. You can update this code to be safer by introducing contemporary input validation, sanitation, and safer database queries.
The viewer will learn how to look for a specific file type in a local or remote server directory using PHP.
The viewer will learn how to create and use a small PHP class to apply a watermark to an image. This video shows the viewer the setup for the PHP watermark as well as important coding language. Continue to Part 2 to learn the core code used in creat…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month19 days, 7 hours left to enroll

872 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question