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[PHP] Get current time in milliseconds

I recently needed to get the current time in milliseconds, of course this can easily be retrieved using microtime() however I needed the entire number in digits, not in decimals with seconds seperately etc. Heres how:

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$timeparts = explode(" ",microtime());
$currenttime = bcadd(($timeparts[0]*1000),bcmul($timeparts[1],1000));
echo $currenttime;

NOTE: PHP5 is required for this function due to the improvements with microtime() and the bc math module is also required (as we’re dealing with large numbers, you can check if you have the module in phpinfo).