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PHP: Date

One of the main date functions in PHP is date(). It converts the timestamp to a human-readable format. The first parameter you need to pass to this function is the date format, which is arranged similarly to the formats for sprintf().


// Y means year
date('Y'); // 2018

date() uses the current time by default. But if necessary, you can pass it a specific timestamp.


date('M', 123123123); // Nov

There are dozens of different formatting options in the date() function. They're all listed in detail on the documentation page. It's not at all necessary to memorize them all, but it's useful to understand the general principle of how it should work. All options can be combined with each other in any variation.


date('l jS \of F Y h:i:s A'); // Thursday 26th of July 2018 10:58:55 AM


Write an implementation of the getCustomDate() function that returns the date in the format 15/03/1985 based on the timestamp passed.

Call examples:


getCustomDate(1532435204); // 24/07/2018;
getCustomDate(532435204);  // 15/11/1986;
getCustomDate(5324352);    // 03/03/1970;
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