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A simple PHP API extension for DateTime.

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An international PHP extension for DateTime.

<?php use Carbon\Carbon;

printf("Right now is %s", Carbon::now()->toDateTimeString()); printf("Right now in Vancouver is %s", Carbon::now('America/Vancouver')); //implicit \_\_toString() $tomorrow = Carbon::now()-\>addDay(); $lastWeek = Carbon::now()-\>subWeek(); $nextSummerOlympics = Carbon::createFromDate(2016)-\>addYears(4); $officialDate = Carbon::now()-\>toRfc2822String(); $howOldAmI = Carbon::createFromDate(1975, 5, 21)-\>age; $noonTodayLondonTime = Carbon::createFromTime(12, 0, 0, 'Europe/London'); $internetWillBlowUpOn = Carbon::create(2038, 01, 19, 3, 14, 7, 'GMT'); // Don't really want this to happen so mock now Carbon::setTestNow(Carbon::createFromDate(2000, 1, 1)); // comparisons are always done in UTC if (Carbon::now()-\>gte($internetWillBlowUpOn)) { die(); } // Phew! Return to normal behaviour Carbon::setTestNow(); if (Carbon::now()-\>isWeekend()) { echo 'Party!'; } // Over 200 languages (and over 500 regional variants) supported: echo Carbon::now()-\>subMinutes(2)-\>diffForHumans(); // '2 minutes ago' echo Carbon::now()-\>subMinutes(2)-\>locale('zh\_CN')-\>diffForHumans(); // '2εˆ†ι’Ÿε‰' echo Carbon::parse('2019-07-23 14:51')-\>isoFormat('LLLL'); // 'Tuesday, July 23, 2019 2:51 PM' echo Carbon::parse('2019-07-23 14:51')-\>locale('fr\_FR')-\>isoFormat('LLLL'); // 'mardi 23 juillet 2019 14:51' // ... but also does 'from now', 'after' and 'before' // rolling up to seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, years $daysSinceEpoch = Carbon::createFromTimestamp(0)-\>diffInDays();

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With Composer

$ composer require nesbot/carbon
{ "require": { "nesbot/carbon": "^2.16" } }
<?php require 'vendor/autoload.php';

use Carbon\Carbon;

printf("Now: %s", Carbon::now());

### Without Composer

Why are you not using [composer]( Download the Carbon [latest release]( and put the contents of the ZIP archive into a directory in your project. Then require the file


 to get all classes and dependencies loaded on need.

<?php require 'path-to-Carbon-directory/autoload.php';

use Carbon\Carbon;

printf("Now: %s", Carbon::now());


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