cut seconds and UTC from time

Posted on 2013-06-26
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Last Modified: 2013-07-01
given manly lines in this format

2007-02-07 05:54:17 UTC
2007-02-07 20:12:06 UTC
2007-02-07 20:50:31 UTC
2007-02-07 20:56:25 UTC
2007-02-07 20:56:32 UTC


2007-02-07 05:54
2007-02-07 20:12
2007-02-07 20:50
2007-02-07 20:56
2007-02-07 20:56
Question by:rgb192
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by:Jagadishwor Dulal
ID: 39277185
How did you generate the above data? Try this one:
$value="2007-02-07 05:54:17 UTC
2007-02-07 20:12:06 UTC
2007-02-07 20:50:31 UTC
2007-02-07 20:56:25 UTC
2007-02-07 20:56:32 UTC";
$res=explode('UTC', ($value));
for($i=0; $i<sizeof($res)-1; $i++){
			echo date("Y-m-d G:i", strtotime($res[$i]))."<br>";

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Author Comment

ID: 39277230
i received input from excel file

your output:
2007-02-07 5:54
2007-02-07 8:12
2007-02-07 8:50
2007-02-07 8:56
2007-02-07 8:56
1969-12-31 7:00
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Assisted Solution

by:Jagadishwor Dulal
Jagadishwor Dulal earned 668 total points
ID: 39277235
It was may mistake first see the updated comment now there you must change the time format g to G see below:

for($i=0; $i<sizeof($res)-1; $i++){
			echo date("Y-m-d G:i", strtotime($res[$i]))."<br>";

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by:Dave Baldwin
Dave Baldwin earned 664 total points
ID: 39277271
If these are strings, just do substr() to get the first 16 characters..
echo substr($line, 0, 16);  // abcd

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Accepted Solution

Ray Paseur earned 668 total points
ID: 39278679
See http://www.laprbass.com/RAY_temp_rgb192.php

This is all covered in the article here:

Take careful note of the date_default_timezone.  You need to understand this with absolute certainty!

<?php // RAY_temp_rgb192.php


$arr = array
( '2007-02-07 05:54:17 UTC'
, '2007-02-07 20:12:06 UTC'
, '2007-02-07 20:50:31 UTC'
, '2007-02-07 20:56:25 UTC'
, '2007-02-07 20:56:32 UTC'

$pat = 'Y-m-d H:i';

foreach ($arr as $inp)
    $out = date($pat, strtotime($inp));
    echo "<br/>$inp ==> $out";

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Best, ~Ray

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39291146
I prefer the date outputs rather than substr because I want to modify date output (but I did not ask this).  All answers are good thanks

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