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date_default_timezone_get

(PHP 5 >= 5.1.0, PHP 7, PHP 8)

date_default_timezone_get Gets the default timezone used by all date/time functions in a script

Description

date_default_timezone_get(): string

In order of preference, this function returns the default timezone by:

If none of the above succeed, date_default_timezone_get() will return a default timezone of UTC.

Parameters

This function has no parameters.

Return Values

Returns a string.

Examples

Example #1 Getting the default timezone

<?php
date_default_timezone_set
('Europe/London');

if (
date_default_timezone_get()) {
    echo 
'date_default_timezone_set: ' date_default_timezone_get() . '<br />';
}

if (
ini_get('date.timezone')) {
    echo 
'date.timezone: ' ini_get('date.timezone');
}

?>

The above example will output something similar to:

date_default_timezone_set: Europe/London
date.timezone: Europe/London

Example #2 Getting the abbreviation of a timezone

<?php
date_default_timezone_set
('America/Los_Angeles');
echo 
date_default_timezone_get() . ' => ' date('e') . ' => ' date('T');
?>

The above example will output:

America/Los_Angeles => America/Los_Angeles => PST

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