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Last Modified Info

This tutorial will show you how to display the date/time that the file was last modified.

Here you go, I commented each line, if you have a question don't hesitate to ask.


// The file to that will read.
$file = 'thefile.php';

// The variable that holds the function to display the date modified info.
$last_time_modified = filemtime($file);

// Format that time and date into a human readable format
$last_mod =  "Page last edited " . date("m/j/y h:i", $last_time_modified);

// print the new formatted string and display the last modified info. 
//You could also pass the "$last_mod" variable to another piece of your script
print $last_mod;


That is the end of the tutorial. I hope you have an understanding of how "filemtime" works.

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Comments: Last Modified Info

 Mark  Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:46 am  
Thanks for your tutorial above. I found it very useful.

I made a modification so that you don't need to specify a filename:

// $n for a newline
$n = "
$path = $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'];
$file = basename($path);
$last_time_modified = filemtime($file);

// use the format you would like the date outputted as, i.e. jS M y
$last_mod = "Last updated: " . date("jS M y - H:i:s T", $last_time_modified) . $n;

print $last_mod;

Use the $_SERVER[''] if Global variables are not enabled on the server.
 Mark  Thu Apr 2, 2009 2:04 pm  
N.B. My earlier comment with php code should have included the following:

1. Starting php tag 2. The new line variable $n =" < br >"; (without the spaces!)
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