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Get a relative time string in PHP without a lot of if/else or switch/case
<?php
/**
* time_elapsed_string()
*
* Zachary Johnson
* http://www.zachstronaut.com/posts/2009/01/20/php-relative-date-time-string.html
*/
function time_elapsed_string($ptime) {
$etime = time() - $ptime;
if ($etime < 1) {
return '0 seconds';
}
$a = array( 12 * 30 * 24 * 60 * 60 => 'year',
30 * 24 * 60 * 60 => 'month',
24 * 60 * 60 => 'day',
60 * 60 => 'hour',
60 => 'minute',
1 => 'second'
);
foreach ($a as $secs => $str) {
$d = $etime / $secs;
if ($d >= 1) {
$r = round($d);
return $r . ' ' . $str . ($r > 1 ? 's' : '');
}
}
}
?>
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