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    how to set expire date like in clasified ads manner, for 7 days, 14 days so on?
    thanks in advance

    great hope of palembang ,indonesia
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    What kind of system are you using, what is your code?

    You can use the mktime() function to find a date in the future pretty easily

    $offset = 5 //offset is months
    $future_time = mktime(date("G"),date("i"),date("s"),date("m")+$offset,date("d"),date("Y"));

    That will create a date and time five months in the future.

    Hope that helps.

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    Sure seems like the long way of doing it.

    Let's just say you wanted to set you expire date "90 days" from today.. you can
    get a date by simply doing this:

    $daystoexpire = '90';
    $expires = time() + (86400 * $daystoexpire);

    $expires will now hold the "unix timestamp"
    for your expiration date.

    Now that will be a number like: 8472819002
    or something, actually right now the number will probably begin with a nine.

    Anyway, to transform that into a readable human form, you'll want to pass it through
    the "date()" function, like:
    Date("m d y",$expires);

    That will give it to you like we humans are used to reading time.

    Additionally, if you then wanted to determine wether or not to display the classified, you'd use a simple comparrison, like:
    $today = time();
    if ($today >= $expires) { show it.. }

    Granted, you can use mktime() as well..

    In case you are wondering why "86400", this is because there are 86,400 seconds in a 24 hour period.

    Hope this helps.

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    [This message has been edited by Robert_J_Sherman (edited October 17, 2000).]
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    i need that expire date for making my server
    weight get less,for my music(music news) that i stored at mysql server, i using win98,apache,php4 and mysql 3.23.23

    great hope of palembang ,indonesia

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