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DirectoryIterator::getATimeGet last access time of the current DirectoryIterator item


public DirectoryIterator::getATime(): int

Get the last access time of the current DirectoryIterator item.


This function has no parameters.

Return Values

Returns the time the file was last accessed, as a Unix timestamp.


Example #1 A DirectoryIterator::getATime() example

Displays a list of the files in the directory of the script and their last access times.

= new DirectoryIterator(dirname(__FILE__));
foreach (
$iterator as $fileinfo) {
if (
$fileinfo->isFile()) {
$fileinfo->getFilename() . " " . $fileinfo->getATime() . "\n";

The above example will output something similar to:

apple.jpg 1240047118
banana.jpg 1240065176
index.php 1240047208
pear.jpg 12240047979

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petweb at quaint dot info
14 years ago
Note that, as with filetime, the returned value is a Unix timestamp. So it can be used with the date() function;

date ("F d Y H:i:s.", filemtime($file->getATime()));
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