# Calculate number of days,hours, minute, seconds passed from todays date to some past date

<?php
function get_time_differenceFromToday(\$fromDate)
{
\$uts[‘start’] = strtotime( \$fromDate );//date format YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS
\$uts[‘end’] = time();//unix timestamp //strtotime( \$end )
if( \$uts[‘start’]!==-1 && \$uts[‘end’]!==-1 )
{
if( \$uts[‘end’] >= \$uts[‘start’] )
{
\$diff = \$uts[‘end’] – \$uts[‘start’];

if(\$diff > 604800)
{
return date(“m-d-Y H:i”,strtotime(\$fromDate));
}
else
{
if( \$weeks=intval((floor(\$diff/604800))) )
\$diff = \$diff % 604800;
if( \$days=intval((floor(\$diff/86400))) )
\$diff = \$diff % 86400;
if( \$hours=intval((floor(\$diff/3600))) )
\$diff = \$diff % 3600;
if( \$minutes=intval((floor(\$diff/60))) )
\$diff = \$diff % 60;
\$diff = intval( \$diff );
if(\$weeks==0)
{
\$weeks = “”;
}
else
{
\$weeks = \$weeks.” week “;
}
if (\$days == 0)
{
\$days = “”;
}
else
{
\$days = \$days.” days “;
}
if(\$hours == 0)
{
\$hours = “”;
}
else
{
\$hours = \$hours.” hours “;
}
if (\$minutes == 0)
{
\$minutes = “”;
}
else
{
\$minutes = \$minutes.” minute “;
}
if (\$diff == 0)
{
\$second = “”;
}
else
{
\$second = \$diff.” second “;
}
return ” “.\$weeks.\$days.\$hours.\$minutes.\$second.”ago”;
//return( array(‘weeks’=>\$weeks,’days’=>\$days, ‘hours’=>\$hours, ‘minutes’=>\$minutes, ‘seconds’=>\$diff) );
}

}
else
{
return “Ending date/time is earlier than the start date/time”;
}
}
else
{
return “Invalid date/time data detected”;
}
return( false );
}