wireRelativeTimeStr() function

Given a unix timestamp (or date string), returns a formatted string indicating the time relative to now

Examples: “1 day ago”, “30 seconds ago”, “just now”, etc.

This is the procedural version of $datetime->relativeTimeStr().

Based upon: http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.time.php#89415

Usage

// basic usage
$string = wireRelativeTimeStr($ts);

// usage with all arguments
$string = wireRelativeTimeStr($ts, $abbreviate = false, bool $useTense = true);

Arguments

NameType(s)Description
tsint, string

Unix timestamp or date string

abbreviate (optional)bool, int, array

Whether to use abbreviations for shorter strings.

  • Specify boolean TRUE for abbreviations (abbreviated where common, not always different from non-abbreviated)
  • Specify integer 1 for extra short abbreviations (all terms abbreviated into shortest possible string)
  • Specify boolean FALSE or omit for no abbreviations.
  • Specify associative array of key=value pairs of terms to use for abbreviations. The possible keys are: just now, ago, from now, never, second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year, decade, seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, decades
useTense (optional)bool

Whether to append a tense like “ago” or “from now”, May be ok to disable in situations where all times are assumed in future or past. In abbreviate=1 (shortest) mode, this removes the leading "+" or "-" from the string.

Return value

string

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