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This is a simple helper module I wrote to make working with Australian formatted dates a little easier. Provides functions for conversion of Unix date/time stamps to/from Australian style (d/m/y) strings.

Hope this is useful to others. With a bit of work it could become a geric date formatting/parsing helper, but it suits my needs for the time being.

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/**
 * Australian Date Helper Module
 * 
 * Provides functions which assist in the conversion to/from Australian formatted dates.
 *
 * @package    Codeigniter
 * @subpackage    Helpers
 * @category    Helpers
 * @author    Jim O'Halloran
 */

/**
 * Converts an australian (d/m/y) formatted string to a unix timestamp.
 * 
 * @param string Australian date string.
 * @return integer Unix timestamp.
 */
function au_date_to_unix($date_str) {
    $date_bits = explode('/', $date_str);
    if (count($date_bits) != 3) {
        return 0;
    } else {
        return mktime(0, 0, 0, $date_bits[1], $date_bits[0], $date_bits[2]);
    }
}


/**
 * Converts a unix timstampto an australian formatted date string.
 * 
 * @param integer Unix timestamp
 * @return string Australian formatted date.
 */
function unix_date_to_au($unix_date) {
    return date('d/m/Y', $unix_date);
}


/**
 * Converts an Australian formatted date/time string (d/m/y h:m:s) to a unix timestamp.
 * 
 * @param string An australian formatted date/time string
 * @return integer A unix timestamp.
 */
function au_datetime_to_unix($datetime_str) {
    $datetime_bits = explode(' ', $datetime_str);
    if (count($datetime_bits) != 2) {
        return 0;
    } else {
        $date_bits = explode('/', $datetime_bits[0]);
        if (count($date_bits) != 3) {
            return 0;
        } else {
            $time_bits = explode(':', $datetime_bits[1]);
            if (count($time_bits) != 2 && count($time_bits) != 3) {
                return 0;
            } else {
                if (count($time_bits) == 2) {
                    $time_bits[2] = 0;
                }
                return mktime($time_bits[0], $time_bits[1], $time_bits[2], $date_bits[1], $date_bits[0], $date_bits[2]);
            }
        }
    }
}

/**
 * Takes a unix timestamp and converts it to an australian formatted string including time.
 * 
 * @param integer Unix timestampo
 * @return string An australian formatted string.
 */
function unix_datetime_to_au($unix_datetime) {
    return date('d/m/Y H:i:s', $unix_datetime);
}


/**
 * Accepts a short date (m/y) and returns a Unix timestamp representing midnight on the 1st of that month.
 * 
 * @param string A short Australian date.
 * @return integer A unix timestamp
 */
function au_short_date_to_unix($date_str) {
    $date_bits = explode('/', $date_str);
    if (count($date_bits) != 2) {
        return 0;
    } else {
        return mktime(0, 0, 0, $date_bits[0], 1, $date_bits[1]);
    }
}

/**
 * Accepts a unix timestamp and returns an australian short (m/y) date string.
 * 
 * @param integer A unix timestamp
 * @return string A short date string. 
 */
function unix_date_to_au_short($unix_date) {
    return date('m/Y', $unix_date);
}


/**
 * Accepts a Unix timestamp and returns a string formatted ready for MySQL databases 
 * containing only the date portion.
 * 
 * @param integer A Unix date stamp.
 * @return string A string ready for MySQL
 */
function unix_date_to_mysql($unix_date) {
    return date('Y-m-d', $unix_date);
}

/**
 * Accepts a Unix timestamp and returns a string formatted ready for MySQL databases 
 * containing both date and time portions.
 * 
 * @param integer A Unix date stamp.
 * @return string A string ready for MySQL
 */
function unix_datetime_to_mysql($unix_date) {
    return date('Y-m-d H;I;s', $unix_date);
}


function start_of_day($unix_time) {
    $bits = getdate($unix_time);
    return mktime(0, 0, 0, $bits['mon'], $bits['mday'], $bits['year']);
}

function end_of_day($unix_time) {
    $bits = getdate($unix_time);
    return mktime(23, 59, 59, $bits['mon'], $bits['mday'], $bits['year']);
}

Note: If the BSD license isn't appropriate to your project, email the author at jim@tuxit.com.au. I'm happy to discuss alternative licensing.

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