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Getting How Many Days Have Past Since a Certain Date

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I need a simple function that will get the number of days that have past since a certain date.

For example:

Start date is 04/14/09 and it's stored in my DB in that format ("m/d/Y")
End date is TODAY or date("m/d/Y") - 05/18/09

$start = strtotime($date_joined);
$end = strtotime($today);
$days_past = {THIS IS WHAT I NEED TO KNOW}

How would I find out how many days have past since the start date?

All my dates are in the format of m/d/Y so I imagine I'd have to use strtotime right?

Please provide me a function that will accomplish this...I've looked and looked but cannot find anything that works.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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you might start off here:
http://www.addedbytes.com/php/php-datediff-function
watch out to implement the improvements!
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by:magnumiq
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Sorry but that was not helpful and too confusing...someone else please help. Thanks.
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bored321 earned 500 total points
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This should work.
<?php

$start = strtotime($date_joined);

$end = strtotime($today);
 

$timediff = $end-$start; //difference in seconds
 

$days_past = $timediff/(60*60*24); //convert to days
 

?>

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by:magnumiq
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Thank you for not being lazy and providing me the exact function I needed. It worked perfectly!
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by:magnumiq
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bored321,

Thank you for providing me such a clear and direct solution to my problem.

It worked perfectly.

I knew it had to be WAY easier than that whirlwind of nonsense angelll sent me to.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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Hi,

>Thank you for not being lazy and providing me the exact function I needed. It worked perfectly!
just to explain why I posted the link, and not the exact function:
* the function shall be helpful in many situations in your near and far future.
* you claim me to be lazy, but you don't seem to know me...
* if I posted "helpful" links, so you can work out your solution, is better for you, as this chinese proverb goes:
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.
Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

CHeers
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by:magnumiq
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Yeah that wasn't kind of me...I apologize :)

I'm sure you not lazy.  Thanks for wanting to help me I just couldn't make heads or tails of the solution you provided.

God Bless!
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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no harm done.
CHeers
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