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getTime()  Date  instance method

Description

Returns the number of milliseconds since 1 January 1970 00:00:00 UTC. Dates prior to this will return a negative value.

Syntax


Signature Description
aDate.getTime()Returns the number of milliseconds since 1 January 1970 00:00:00 UTC. Dates prior to this will return a negative value.

Parameters

None.

Examples

The code below shows an example of the getTime() method of Date.




// Create a Date instance for the current date and time.
var todaysDate = new Date();
alert(todaysDate);

// Get number milliseconds since 1 January 1970 00:00:00 UTC.
alert(todaysDate.getTime() + 
  ' = milliseconds since 1 January 1970 00:00:00 UTC');


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JavaScript Intermediate Tutorials - Lesson 2 - Dates and Times




  


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