PHP: date/time functions give wrong minutes

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PHP: date/time functions give wrong minutes

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PHP functions seem to show the wrong number of minutes in a formatted timestamp:

Commandline shell "date" program says:

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$ date:
Wed 18 Oct 2023 10:22:42 AM CEST
# PHP functions

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`printf("Time: %s\n", time());`
Time: 1697617364

`printf("Formatted: %s\n", date('Y-m-d H:m:s'));`
Formatted: 2023-10-18 10:10:44


A common format placeholder mixup.
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If you're using "M" or "m" for minutes, then you're actually displaying month of year. "i" is used for minutes.
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