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PHP - Check if string of date/time is less than 24 hours ago.

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Hi,

How do I check if $input is less than 24 hours ago? I cant seem to get the conversions right.
$input = "10/01/2014 07:28:32";

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I tried this but it didnt work -
if(strtotime($input) < (time() - (3600*24)))

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Thank you
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Question by:mhdi
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stergium earned 668 total points
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try this

$date = '10/01/2014 07:28:32';
if (strtotime("$date +1 day") <= time()) {
    // Do something
}

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by:Dave Baldwin
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You should read this page http://us3.php.net/manual/en/function.strtotime.php and the page about Date and Time Formats which will tell you what is acceptable.  Using slashes can be a problem too as is mentioned on that page.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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if the error/issue is that the strtotime does not properly recognize the date/time, you need to use another function:
http://be2.php.net/manual/en/function.date-parse-from-format.php
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by:mhdi
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Thanks for the comments. Those links where very helpful.

@stergium I was very confused for a long time, but it seems your code works if I reverse the <= it should be >=
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