PHP | SplFileInfo getCTime() Function

The SplFileInfo::getCTime() function is an inbuilt function of Standard PHP Library (SPL) in PHP which is used to get the inode change time. The returned time is in Unix timestamp format.


int SplFileInfo::getCTime( void )

Parameters: This function does not accept any parameter.

Return Value: This function returns the time in Unix timestamp format.

Below programs illustrate the SplFileInfo::getCTime() function in PHP:

Program 1:

// PHP Program to illustrate 
// Splfileinfo::getCTime() function
$file = new SplFileInfo("gfg.txt");
$gfg = $file->getCTime();
echo date("F d Y H:i:s.", $gfg);



October 26 2018 18:11:48.

Program 2:

// PHP program to use array to check
// multiple files
$GFG = array (
foreach ($GFG as &$file_name) {
    // Create new SplFile Object
    $file = new SplFileInfo($file_name);
    // Print result
    $gfg = $file->getCTime();
    echo date("F d Y H:i:s.", $gfg). "</br>"


October 26 2018 18:11:48.
October 25 2018 21:05:44.
October 25 2018 19:56:04.
October 26 2018 18:11:48.

Reference: http://php.net/manual/en/splfileinfo.getctime.php

This article is attributed to GeeksforGeeks.org

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