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Datetime string in php

I am not familiar with PHP but i need some script that produces a datetime string that I can use as a filename in Linux.

The datetime string should be the current date and time.  It should also include milliseconds if possible.
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soozh
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soozh
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mars-vieCommented:
Hello!

Would this be what you are looking for -->

echo date("Ymdhis");

Detailed description of this function
http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.date.php

Also possible: microseconds (added in PHP 5.2.2)
echo date('Ymdhisu');
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Mark BradyPrincipal Data EngineerCommented:
You could do something like this:

$fname = "yourDefaultFilename_here"; // if you wanted something as well as the date for filename
$date = time();
$fname = $date."_".$fname;

Now the $fname variable has the date at the beginning of it. There are many MANY ways to format the date so if you want miliseconds as well then you would do something like this:

$date = date(DATE_RFC822);

Just google "php datetime" and you will have many results
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Lukasz ChmielewskiCommented:
The best to do would be to get unix timestamp for filename - which you can easily convert to time and will provide a unique filename,
<?php
$filename = time().".txt";
?>
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